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Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder: Introduction

Post-traumatic stress disorder: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that follows a terrifying event. Often, people with PTSD have persistent frightening ... more about Post-traumatic stress disorder.

Post-traumatic stress disorder: Stress following a traumatic event. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Post-traumatic stress disorder is available below.

Symptoms of Post-traumatic stress disorder

Treatments for Post-traumatic stress disorder

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Alternative Treatments for Post-traumatic stress disorder

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Post-traumatic stress disorder: Complications

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Causes of Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Terrifying ordeal - violent attacks, war, assault, rape, torture, kidnapping, etc.
  • Child abuse
  • Serious accidents
  • Natural disasters - e.g. earthquake, flood, hurricanes, etc.
  • Manmade disaster - e.g. plane crash, bombing, etc.
  • more causes...»

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Disease Topics Related To Post-traumatic stress disorder

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Post-traumatic stress disorder: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Post-traumatic stress disorder

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Hospitals & Clinics: Post-traumatic stress disorder

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Post-traumatic stress disorder: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Post-traumatic stress disorder

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Prognosis for Post-traumatic stress disorder

Prognosis for Post-traumatic stress disorder: Variable. Sometimes recovery within 6 months, others it may become chronic.

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Article Excerpts about Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that follows a terrifying event. Often, people with PTSD have persistent frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal and feel emotionally numb, especially with people to whom they were once close. (Source: excerpt from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: NWHIC)

Stress: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be an extremely debilitating condition that can occur after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Traumatic events that can trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults such as rape or mugging, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat. (Source: excerpt from Stress: NWHIC)

Anxiety Disorders: NIMH (Excerpt)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that can develop following a terrifying event. Often, people with PTSD have persistent frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal and feel emotionally numb, especially with people they were once close to. PTSD was first brought to public attention by war veterans, but it can result from any number of traumatic incidents. These include violent attacks such as mugging, rape or torture; being kidnapped or held captive; child abuse; serious accidents such as car or train wrecks; and natural disasters such as floods or earthquakes. The event that triggers PTSD may be something that threatened the person's life or the life of someone close to him or her. Or it could be something witnessed, such as massive death and destruction after a building is bombed or a plane crashes. (Source: excerpt from Anxiety Disorders: NIMH)

Facts about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: NIMH (Excerpt)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Traumatic events that can trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults such as rape or mugging, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat. PTSD can be extremely disabling. (Source: excerpt from Facts about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: NIMH)

Definitions of Post-traumatic stress disorder:

Acute, chronic, or delayed reactions to traumatic events such as military combat, assault, or natural disaster. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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