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PTSD, the good news, it's not your fault!


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is defined as a debilitating mental disorder that follows experiencing or witnessing an extremely traumatic, tragic, or terrifying event. PTSD was until recently only classified as an Anxiety Disorder. As it's now more accurately associated with other mood states (for example, depression) combined with angry or reckless behavior rather than anxiety alone. With those additional factors, PTSD is now reclassified in a new category, Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders

PTSD includes four different types of symptoms:

1. Living the traumatic event (also called re-experiencing or intrusion);

2. Avoiding situations that are reminders of the event;

3. Negative changes in beliefs and feelings;

4. And feeling keyed up (also cal