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).
Have you, or someone you know:
If so, you might wonder:
What is PTSD? Meet people who have dealt with PTSD and find out how to get help by reviewing the Understanding PTSD module.
The National Center for PTSD does not provide direct clinical care, individual referrals or benefits information.
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Last updated November 14, 2013