PTSD: National Center for PTSD
After a trauma or life-threatening event, it is common to have reactions such as upsetting memories of the event, increased jumpiness, or trouble sleeping. If these reactions do not go away or if they get worse, you may have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
General Information on PTSD
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- What is PTSD? | ¿Qué es el TEPT?
Find out about the symptoms of PTSD and how they develop.
- Symptoms of PTSD | Síntomas del TEPT
Learn about PTSD symptoms and when to get help.
- How Common is PTSD?
Find out how many people have PTSD and who is most likely to develop PTSD.
- History of PTSD in Veterans: Civil War to DSM-5
Learn about the history of the diagnosis of PTSD in a timeline that reflects military events and the importance of Veterans.
Getting Help for PTSD
- What Can I Do if I Think I Have PTSD? | ¿Qué Puedo Hacer si Creo que Tengo el Trastorno por Estrés Postraumático?
Learn what to do and answer a questionnaire to see if you need to be assessed by a professional.
- Helping a Family Member Who Has PTSD | Cómo Ayudar a un Familiar que Tiene TEPT
Ways you can help a loved one with PTSD and ways you can help yourself.
- Treatment of PTSD | Tratamiento del TEPT
Describes the treatments shown to be effective for PTSD and what you can expect from your therapist.
- Understanding PTSD Treatment
View this interactive module about PTSD treatment options. A companion to Understanding PTSD, it has full color photos and videos of clinicians who provide care. It can help overcome any myths you might have about PTSD treatment.