PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

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What Is PTSD?

PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is an anxiety disorder with symptoms like anxiety, anger, depression, irritability, sleep problems, and sadness. It occurs in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war, combat, rape or other violent personal assault. The long-term impact of childhood trauma is usually diagnosed as PTSD, though it is somewhat distinct. About 8% of people in the US get PTSD at some point in their life.