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A New Definition of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is serious mental health condition associated with exposure to an event that overwhelms a person’s ability to cope successfully with high levels of stress. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a guidebook referenced by the vast majority of America’s mental health professionals, once listed PTSD as a form of […]

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Silent Epidemic?

The diagnosis of PTSD has gained media attention regarding veterans returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan such that a basic knowledge and understanding of this disorder has become mainstream. The average person on the street has at least heard of the disorder and has some idea about what the symptoms are and perhaps even […]

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