Post-traumatic stress disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that may occur after a person sees or experiences a traumatic event or events that involves the threat of injury or death itself. PTSD changes the body’s response to stress and affects the stress hormones and chemicals that carry information between the nerves (neurotransmitters). Having been exposed to trauma in the past may increase the risk of PTSD.
Symptoms may include:
Causes may include:
Treatment may include:
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