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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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Content last updated: September 22, 2009.

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