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What is PTSD



Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder resulting from exposure to an overwhelming traumatic event or series of events that results in impairment to daily functioning. It is a psychological trauma experience resulting from the threat of death to oneself or to someone else. It can come in the form of a verbal, written, and/or physical threat. The traumatic experience can be a violent assault including but not limited to:

  • Sexual assault
  • Physical attack
  • Robbery
  • Mugging
  • Kidnapping
  • Hostage taking
  • Terrorist attack
  • Combat
  • Prisoner of war
  • Natural or manmade disaster
  • Automobile accident
  • Being diagnosed with a life threatening illness

As an effect of psychological trauma, PTSD is less frequent but more enduring than the more commonly seen acute stress response. Formal diagnostic criteria (DSM-V) require that the symptoms last more than one month and cause significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important area of functioning.

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