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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric illness that can occur after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, including natural disasters, rape, violent crime, or war. Symtoms include hypervigilance, reliving the trauma, anxiety, and avoidance. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for PTSD.

The Irritable Heart - Effects of Trauma in Civil War Veterans
K. Kris Hirst, About Guide to Archaeology, explores a recent study of the effects of trauma and war on soldiers in the American Civil War. The study reveals that many soldiers suffered symptoms similar to what is today known as PTSD. Learn more about this study and the implications it has for the long-term effects of combat and other traumatic...

PTSD Simplified
A great article that explains some of the symtoms, causes, and treatments of PTSD, from the About Mental Health Guidesite.

Remembering Worsens PTSD
About's Guide to Mental Health, Leonard Holmes, looks at research suggesting that people with greater recall of a traumatic event are more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

What is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PDSD)?
What is post-traumatic stress disorder? What causes PTSD? Learn more in this overview of the disorder.

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