Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxietydisorder triggered by the experience of a potentially life-threatening event such as military combat, rape, or a natural disaster.  The disorder is characterized by feelings of re-experiencing this traumatic event through flashbacks, nightmares, or recurrent and intrusive thoughts of the event.  Individuals with PTSD may become intensely distressed when they are exposed to reminders of the traumatic event and tend to avoid things associated with the event.  Individuals with PTSD tend have persistently high arousal, and may have difficulty with irritability, disrupted sleep, or trouble concentrating. 

Links to other sites 
Listed below are links that may provide you with more information about PTSD.  Alpine Clinic does not sponsor or endorse any of these sites, nor do we guarantee their accuracy.  These links are provided for your general education and information only, and should not be relied upon for personal diagnosis or treatment. If you have any questions, please contact your health care provider.

NIMH - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Mental Health Net - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Symptoms
Facts about Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

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