Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Adult)
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition. It may start after a life-changing event or trauma. PTSD can also occur in people who hear about trauma that happens to a close family member or friend.
PTSD symptoms may start soon after a traumatic event or weeks later. They can last from a month to years. Symptoms can affect relationships, work, and daily activities. They may include:
Increased arousal symptoms
Negative mood and thoughts
PTSD is diagnosed through an assessment by a mental health professional. You will be asked questions about your symptoms.
If you have other mental health problems, these can also be treated.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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