Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can develop after a person goes through a terrifying or harrowing event. This can include near death experiences like being shot or being in a war, loss of a loved one, divorce, rape or other physical or emotional attacks during a person’s childhood or recent events. Symptoms can include emotional numbness, nightmares and sometimes violence. Recognize the symptoms of PTSD and learn treatment methods and how to help a family member or loved one with PTSD.

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