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Most people have some stress related reactions after a particularly traumatic event, but not everyone gets PTSD. Learn some of the symptoms you should watch for to increase your awareness of whether ...

Most people have some stress related reactions after a particularly traumatic event, but not everyone gets PTSD. Learn some of the symptoms you should watch for to increase your awareness of whether or not you might have this syndrome.

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    • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Causes of PTSDPosttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur afteryou have been through a traumatic event where youthink that your life or others lives are in danger.Examples of traumatic events include:• Combat exposure• Child sexual or physical abuse• Terrorist attack• Sexual or physical assault• Serious accidents, like a car wreck• Natural disasters, like a fire, tornado, hurricane, flood, orearthquake
    • Stress-Related ReactionsMost people have some stress-related reactions after a traumaticevent; but, not everyone getsPTSD. If your reactions dont goaway over time and they disruptyour life, you may have PTSD. Itisnt clear why some peopledevelop PTSD and others dont.
    • Whether or not you get PTSD depends onmany things:• How intense the trauma was or how long it lasted• If you were injured or lost someone important to you• How close you were to the event• How strong your reaction was• How much you felt in control of events• How much help and support you got after the event• For more information about Post Traumatic StressDisorder please go to www. ptsd.va.gov
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