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Post-traumatic stress disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after living through or seeing a dangerous and upsetting event, such as war, hurricane, bad accident, or rape. With PTSD, the person feels anxious and afraid after the threat is over. Having PTSD can greatly affect daily routines and relationships. Treatment can help people with PTSD feel better.
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Employees With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Copyright © Job Accommodation Network) — This publication for employers offers basic information about issues specific to employees with post-traumatic stress disorder. The article discusses the issues that can affect these individuals, offers suggestions for employers and also includes example scenarios as well as a list of resources for further information.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder — Many people develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after lving through something that is upsetting and dangerous. This publication discusses the importance of getting help for symptoms associated with PTSD, and provides a checklist of the physical and mental symptoms of PTSD.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Copyright © Mental Health America) — This fact sheet provides a detailed overview of post-traumatic stress disorder, including its causes, symptoms, and ways to recovery.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Copyright © Madison Institute of Health) — This website provides a place where visitors can learn about the likelihood of being affected by post-traumatic stress disorder in a reassuring, confidential environment. Helpful treatment resources are also provided, as well as continuing education for clinicians.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Copyright © Anxiety Disorders Association of America) — This web page describes the three main categories of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. It also discusses who is at risk of having PTSD.
Screening for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Copyright © Anxiety Disorders Association of America) — Complete this quick self-test and bring the answers to your doctor. He or she can tell if you have PTSD, and if so, recommend treatment options.
What Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? (Copyright © New York Online Access to Health) — This website provides links to online publications with in-depth information about post-traumatic stress disorder, including its symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
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