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Posttraumatic stress disorder (i.e. PTSD) is a common condition occurring to very stressful or traumatic events. Several different types of events can manifest as PTSD. A few of these events are, being in a car accident, he raised up being a victim of another crime, being physically or sexually abuse, living through a disaster such as a flood of bombing, seeing someone else die and the traumatic experiences of war.

There are three main types of problem for PTSD:

1. Reliving the trauma: memories of the trauma that caused marked distress, nightmares and flashbacks to make people feel as if they are losing the event over again. The tormenting memories will often return when people see or hear something that reminds them of the traumatic event.

2. Avoiding: people with PST drive to avoid thinking about distressing memories of traumatic event as well as staying away from people, places and things that trigger the memories. Feelings of numbness and attachment are not unusual. Which some people turning to alcohol or drugs to dull the pain.

3. Signs of physical distress: these can include trouble sleeping, feeling irritable or angry all the time, trouble concentrating, feeling tense and on guard.

PTSD symptoms are most often to occur shortly after the trauma for many people experience of the trauma resolves on its own within three months. For many people it can last for years with some people only beginning to experience symptoms for years after the event.

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