PostTraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Quick Facts

Statistics

  • 3.5% of the US population is affected by PTSD​

    • 37% of PTSD cases are classified as severe​

Causes

  • Exposure to  trauma

    • Accident, assault,​ natural disaster, military combat, etc.

Symptoms

  • Re-experiencing moments

    • Recurring intrusive thoughts

    • Flashbacks of trauma

  • Avoidance of certain places, things, or people associated  with trauma​​

Treatments

  • Medications

  • Self-management strategies

    • Meditation & mindfulness

    • Usage of therapy animals​

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