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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Information

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a term for certain psychological consequences of exposure to, or confrontation with, stressful experiences that the person experiences as highly traumatic. These experiences can involve actual or threatened death, serious physical injury, or a threat to physical and/or psychological integrity. It is occasionally called post-traumatic stress reaction to emphasize that it is a routine result of traumatic experience rather than a manifestation of a pre-existing psychological weakness on the part of the patient.

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Rarely does anyone get through life without experiencing some type of trauma. It could be as minor as a fender-bender on the way to work, or as major as a catastrophic car accident involving fatalities and a prolonged hospital stay. Experiencing the latter could result in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Fortunately, recovery from any ... Read More »
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