Posttraumatic stress disorder


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing a terrifying event.


Symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares, and anxiety. Many people who experience traumatic events get better with time.


Treatment includes therapy and medications.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017

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