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What is Post-traumatic stress disorder?

What is Post-traumatic stress disorder?

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder: Stress following a traumatic event.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder: acute, chronic, or delayed reactions to traumatic events such as military combat, assault, or natural disaster.
    Source - Diseases Database

Post-traumatic stress disorder: Introduction

Types of Post-traumatic stress disorder:

Broader types of Post-traumatic stress disorder:

How many people get Post-traumatic stress disorder?

Prevalance of Post-traumatic stress disorder: 5.2 million adult Americans (NIMH); 3.6% adults (NIMH); about 30% of war veterans.
Prevalance Rate of Post-traumatic stress disorder: approx 1 in 52 or 1.91% or 5.2 million people in USA [about data]
Incidence (annual) of Post-traumatic stress disorder: 3.6% adults annually (NIMH)
Incidence Rate of Post-traumatic stress disorder: approx 1 in 27 or 3.60% or 9.8 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Post-traumatic stress disorder: PTSD affects about 5.2 million adult Americans. (Source: excerpt from Anxiety Disorders: NIMH)
Incidence of Post-traumatic stress disorder: About 3.6 percent of U.S. adults ages 18 to 54 (5.2 million people) have PTSD during the course of a given year. (Source: excerpt from Facts about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: NIMH)

Who gets Post-traumatic stress disorder?

Patient Profile for Post-traumatic stress disorder: Any age possible, adult or childhood. Symptoms usually within 3 months of traumatic event.

Profile for Post-traumatic stress disorder: PTSD can occur at any age, including childhood. (Source: excerpt from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: NWHIC)

Gender Profile for Post-traumatic stress disorder: About twice as many women as men in the US (National Institute of Mental Health, NIH)

Gender Profile for Post-traumatic stress disorder: Women are more likely than men to develop PTSD. (Source: excerpt from Anxiety Disorders: NIMH)

Gender Profile for Post-traumatic stress disorder: Results from an NIMH-supported survey showed that female risk of developing PTSD following trauma is twice that of males. (Source: excerpt from Women Hold Up Half the Sky: NIMH)

How serious is Post-traumatic stress disorder?

Prognosis of Post-traumatic stress disorder: Variable. Sometimes recovery within 6 months, others it may become chronic.
Complications of Post-traumatic stress disorder: see complications of Post-traumatic stress disorder
Prognosis of Post-traumatic stress disorder: Once PTSD occurs, the severity and duration of the illness varies. Some people recover within 6 months, while others suffer much longer. (Source: excerpt from Facts about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: NIMH)

What causes Post-traumatic stress disorder?

Causes of Post-traumatic stress disorder: see causes of Post-traumatic stress disorder
Risk factors for Post-traumatic stress disorder: see risk factors for Post-traumatic stress disorder

What are the symptoms of Post-traumatic stress disorder?

Symptoms of Post-traumatic stress disorder: see symptoms of Post-traumatic stress disorder

Complications of Post-traumatic stress disorder: see complications of Post-traumatic stress disorder

Incubation period for Post-traumatic stress disorder: less than 3 months

Incubation period for Post-traumatic stress disorder: Symptoms typically begin within 3 months of a traumatic event, although occasionally they do not begin until years later. Once PTSD occurs, the severity and duration of the illness varies. Some people recover within 6 months, while others suffer much longer. (Source: excerpt from Facts about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: NIMH)

Post-traumatic stress disorder: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Post-traumatic stress disorder.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Post-traumatic stress disorder.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Post-traumatic stress disorder: Psychiatrist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Treatments for Post-traumatic stress disorder: see treatments for Post-traumatic stress disorder
Alternative treatments for Post-traumatic stress disorder: see alternative treatments for Post-traumatic stress disorder
Prevention of Post-traumatic stress disorder: see prevention of Post-traumatic stress disorder
Research for Post-traumatic stress disorder: see research for Post-traumatic stress disorder

Organs Affected by Post-traumatic stress disorder:

Organs and body systems related to Post-traumatic stress disorder include:

Name and Aliases of Post-traumatic stress disorder

Main name of condition: Post-traumatic stress disorder

Class of Condition for Post-traumatic stress disorder: behavior

Other names or spellings for Post-traumatic stress disorder:

PTSD, post-traumatic stress syndrome

Post-traumatic stress disorder: Related Conditions

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