PTSD This Emotional Life - PBS

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder


Most of us will experience or witness trauma at some point in our lives.

Distress and upsetting feelings afterward are normal and often go away with time. However, if months later memories and feelings from the trauma are still interfering with daily life, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may have set in. Fortunately, there are effective therapies available to help reduce the hold of memories, flashbacks, and feelings of anxiety. The memories don’t have to disrupt your life and relationships.

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