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Post traumatic stress disorder 

Post traumatic stress disorder occurs in a person after a terrifying incident or a traumatic experience, for example: rape, being kidnapped, child abuse, witnessing a natural disaster, or even in war veterans.

Post traumatic stress disorder is a result of a personal harm done to the person or someone they loved deeply. 

They feel the same stress and danger which they felt at the time of trauma accompanied by flashbacks and vivid recall of the experience. 
This condition occurs usually within 3 months of the incidence, and it can happen to a person of any age, although it happens more frequently in women. 

Post traumatic stress disorder causes persistent mental and emotional stress and should last for a minimum period of 1 month to be diagnosed as post traumatic stress disorder. 

It is often accompanied by depression and other anxiety disorders, and substance abuse among people with PTSD is also high. 
Psychotherapy, exposure therapies have been found effective in treatment of this disorder. 


  • Physical symptoms 

  • Difficulty in sleeping 

  • Increased heart rate 

  • High blood pressure 

  • Changes in appetite 

  • sweating 

  • Emotional symptoms 

  • Depression 

  • Intense guilt 

  • Emotionally numb 

  • Panic attacks 

  • Experiencing of flashbacks 

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