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MINDING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects people who have survived any type of trauma, such as:
PTSD is sometimes called "shell shock" or "battle fatigue" because soldiers who were involved in heavy combat are likely victims of this condition. It affects 35 percent of trauma victims, and women are two times more likely to suffer from it than men.
The symptoms of PTSD surface after the event has ended, sometimes as long as several years later. A person suffering from PTSD often experiences the following:
A mental health professional, i.e., a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker or counselor, should treat PTSD, in most cases. Treatment can usually be done on an outpatient basis. However, if you have become a threat to yourself or others, you may need to be hospitalized for treatment. Treatment will help you:
Types of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapies
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