Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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PTSD is a disorder that is caused by exposure to a traumatic event, a series of traumatic events, or consistent exposure to disturbing stories or images.

A person suffering from PTSD may have symptoms that include hypervigilance, avoidance of people or places, nightmares and flashbacks, anxiety, panic attacks, persistent negative thoughts, anger, poor concentration, and self-destructive behaviors. There are multiple effective treatments including EMDRCognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Brainspotting.