Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a serious and complex mental health issue that is treatable through medicine and psychotherapy. PTSD can occur after exposure to a traumatic event or as a result of continued adversity. It is a psychological reaction to extreme stress that can often lead someone to experience significant depression or anxiety. In addition to the emotional components of PTSD, the mental health disorder has strong roots in nuero-biology.
Chronic exposure to stress increases the likelihood of PTSD
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