Overview of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
This section provides information about PTSD. How it is diagnosed, possible causes and where to get further information and support.
- You might develop PTSD after a traumatic experience such as an assault, accident or natural disaster
- Symptoms can include having traumatic memories or dreams, avoiding things that remind you of the event, not being able to sleep and feeling anxious. You may feel isolated and withdrawn
- Many people have some symptoms of trauma after a traumatic event. But for most people these go away with time and do not develop into PTSD
- PTSD can be treated with therapy
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