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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that some people develop after they experience or see a traumatic event. The traumatic event may be life-threatening, such as combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. But sometimes the event is not necessarily a dangerous one. For example, the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one can also cause PTSD.

It's normal to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. The fear triggers a "fight-or-flight" response. This is your body's way of helping to protect itself from possible harm. It causes changes in your body such as the release of certain hormones and increases in alertness, blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing.

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  1. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that some people develop after they experience ...
  2. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder . It can occur after you have gone through an ... Mental Health -- www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml If you are a caregiver ...
  3. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Women ... Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ... Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health
  4. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    This brochure provides information about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) including what it is, who develops PTSD, symptoms, treatment options, and how to find help for yourself or someone else ...
  5. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Start Here ... Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ... American Academy of Family Physicians
  6. Postpartum Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Postpartum Support International)  
    Learn about postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), experienced by approximately 9% of women following childbirth.
  7. Images ... PTSD is a severe reaction to a traumatic event that involves re-experiencing the event through dreams, recollections or flashbacks. ...
  8. Meditation and Mindfulness: What You Need to Know From the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)  
    Mental Disorders/Treatments and Therapies ... Mental Disorders ... How to Improve Mental Health/Treatments and Therapies ... How to Improve Mental Health ... Complementary ...
  9. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Featured Articles : Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder April 24, 2018 Confronting 9/11 trauma from childhood into adulthood Brianna Parker was across the street from the World Trade Center ...
  10. Stress and Your Health (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    Stress/Women ... Stress ... Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health
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