PTSD - What
What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
Post-traumatic stress disorder is an illness that you might get after a serious and frightening experience, including:
- a natural disaster like an earthquake or flood,
- terrorist attacks,
- serious accidents,
- seeing someone die, or
- violence against you.
The illness makes you re-live the event, which causes distress and difficulty in your day-to-day life. Your symptoms may become worse if you see, hear or smell something that reminds you of the trauma.
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