POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
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DEALING WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Does the world feel like a frightening, dangerous place for you?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a particular set of reactions that can develop in people who have been through a traumatic event which threatened their life or safety, or that of others around them. This could be a car or other serious accident, physical or sexual assault, war or torture, or disasters such as bushfires or floods. As a result, the person experiences feelings of intense fear, helplessness or horror.