Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder which comes as a stress response to extreme circumstances, usually abuse or trauma. PTSD is commonly associated with war veterans who lived through traumatic events during wartimes or other acts of violence. PTSD can also come from trauma not related to war such as domestic abuse, and sexual assault.


Common symptoms of PTSD include:

  • Anxiety
  • Avoidance of people and public places
  • Depression
  • Guilt
  • Memory problems
  • Nervous behavior
  • Nightmares
  • Overreacting
  • Sleep problems


Causes and Risk Factors

PTSD is caused by traumatic events. Examples include:

  • Living or working in a dangerous environment
  • Physical Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traumatic bodily injury
  • Losing a loved one
  • Traumatic brain injury



PTSD can be treated. A licensed clinician will determine the best treatment options for you. Treatments for PTSD include:

  • Medication Management: A licensed clinician can prescribe medication to manage the symptoms of PTSD.
  • Therapy: Therapy and counseling can help treat PTSD. There are several different types of therapy and a licensed clinician will identify which are the most effective for you.


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