PTSD: Not Just for Veterans

PTSD: Not Just for Veterans

By: Trey Dyer -- Although often thought to be a disorder that affects only combat veterans, post traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD) commonly occurs among people from all walks of life. PTSD is a disorder that develops in the wake of a traumatic event. PTSD can cause feelings of vulnerability, fear, anxiety and depression. While PTSD rates among veterans are high, they are also high among the general United States population. Individuals with PTSD often develop a co-occurring disorder, such as severe depression, anxiety disorders and substance use disorders.

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