PTSD: What is post-traumatic stress disorder?

June is PTSD Awareness Month

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01/06/21 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Mental health

You're probably familiar with PTSD, the acronym used to describe post-traumatic stress disorder. But how much do you actually know about this mental health condition? Many of us have seen it portrayed in movies: the character is usually a war veteran who is haunted by nightmares and flashbacks of some traumatic event experienced in combat. While this is not far off from the truth, it's a somewhat simplistic representation. PTSD can indeed manifest in many different ways, and be triggered by a myriad of traumatic experiences.

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