Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Research
According to the NIMH Fact Sheet about PTSD, it is an anxiety disorder that some people develop after living through a traumatic event. Symptoms include:
- flashbacks or bad dreams;
- emotional numbness;
- intense guilt or worry;
- angry outbursts;
- feeling "on edge;" and
- avoiding thoughts or situations that remind them of the event.
If your teen has experienced a traumatic event and you think s/he may be experiencing PTSD, call your doctor and seek out counseling without delay.
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