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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that occurs in people who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events such as natural disasters, serious accidents, terrorist incidents, war, or violent personal assaults. The disorder can be diagnosed in individuals who directly experience or witness a traumatic event but also in those who are indirectly exposed (such as learning that a violent trauma occurred to a loved one) or who repeatedly experience aspects of a traumatic event through their professional work (such as emergency medical technicians and fire and police personnel).

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