Supporting Someone With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition. It is more likely to 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 can present in anyone at any age.
Friends and family can help someone with PTSD by being supportive and understanding.
If your loved one has other mental health problems, they may also be treated.
Talk about the condition
Create a safe environment
Help the person look for resources
Find other ways to help
Talk to the health care provider about changing your loved one's treatment or adding more resources.
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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