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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Anyone can develop anxiety from experience and then from this they illness they form is post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—once called shell shock. It affects hundreds of thousands of people who have survived earthquakes, airplane crashes, terrorist bombings, inner-city violence, domestic abuse, rape, war, genocide, and other disasters, both natural and human made. PTSD has been called shell shock or battle fatigue syndrome. It has often been misunderstood or misdiagnosed, even though the disorder has very specific symptoms. Most people who end up forming this disorder have it for the rest of their lives unless medicated or overcome their anxiety, they will never get rid of it.
Ten percent of the population has been affected at some point by clinically diagnosable PTSD. Everyday more people show some symptoms of the disorder. Although it was once thought to be mostly a disorder of war veterans who had been involved in heavy combat, researchers now know that PTSD also affects both female and male civilians, and that it strikes more females than males. In some cases the symptoms of PTSD disappear with time, whereas in others they persist for many years. PTSD often occurs with, or leads, to other psychiatric illnesses, such as depression. Everyone who experiences trauma does not require treatment; some recover with the help of family, friends, or religion. But many do need professional treatment to recover from the psychological damage that can result from experiencing, wit...

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  • Explains that anyone can develop anxiety from experience and then form post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)—once called shell shock. it affects hundreds of thousands of people who have survived earthquakes, airplane crashes, terrorist bombings and other disasters.
  • Explains that 10 percent of the population has been affected by clinically diagnosable ptsd. it affects both female and male civilians and often leads to other psychiatric illnesses.
  • Explains that ptsd usually appears within 3 months of the trauma, but sometimes the disorder appears later. intrusion is a flashback, accompanied by painful emotions that take over the victim's attention.
  • Explains that psychiatrists and other mental health professionals have good success in treating the real and painful effects of ptsd.
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