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What Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

PTSD is a stress-related disorder that develops after a traumatic experience. It involves a combination of emotional, physical, and behavioral symptoms that occur as a consequence of experiencing the traumatic event and that greatly affect a person’s everyday life. PTSD is not uncommon in military personnel who have deployed and experienced one or more of the many traumas that can occur in a combat zone. Although PTSD is often thought to be a chronic, lifelong condition, it is actually a disorder that can be effectively treated in most military service members and veterans. Click here to continue reading.

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