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How Common Is PTSD?

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How Common Is PTSD?

Learn more about different groups of people and how they are affected by PTSD and trauma:

  • Adults
    Find out about trauma, PTSD and how common it is in the adult population of the USA.
  • Children and Teens
    Read about how common PTSD is in children and teens who have experienced trauma.
  • Veterans
    When you are in the military, you may see combat and been on missions that exposed you to horrible and life-threatening experiences. Read about how common PTSD is in Veterans.
  • Women
    Learn about trauma and PTSD in women and how common it is.

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Get help for PTSD

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PTSD Information Voice Mail:
(802) 296-6300
ncptsd@va.gov
Also see: VA Mental Health