Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur if one has been through a traumatic event. While it is normal to have some anxiety after such an event, it usually goes away over time. With PTSD, the anxiety is more intense and keeps coming back. Often the trauma is relived through nightmares, intrusive memories, and flashbacks (vivid memories that seem real). The symptoms of PTSD can cause problems with relationships and make it hard to cope with daily life. With proper mental health care, PTSD can be treated and individuals can feel better.

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