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PTSD: A Primer for Employers

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be a challenging experience for those diagnosed with the condition. The fear of talking about trauma often leads to avoided conversations and feelings of isolation. The good news is that effective treatments are available and managers and co-workers can support those employees experiencing PTSD by recognizing signs, demonstrating patience, and establishing a work climate that supports help seeking behavior.

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