Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) usually results from one experiencing intense fear following and/or witnessing a traumatic event once or a repeated number of times. The symptoms include:

  • Flashbacks or memories of the event that caused the trauma that feel extremely real, as if one is re-experiencing the event
  • Physical anxiety symptoms which include sweating, a racing heart and/or panic attacks
  • Feeling emotionally numb
  • Avoidance of situations that remind the person of the traumatic event
  • Sporadic feelings of irritability and/or anxiety with no apparent source
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