Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
by Amy Scholten, MPH
For most people, PTSD starts within about 3 months of the traumatic event. For some people, signs of PTSD don't show up until years later. PTSD can happen to anyone at any age. Even children can have it. Some people get better within 6 months, while others may have the disorder for much longer. Symptoms of PTSD may vary in frequency and intensity over time, and may fall into 3 categories:
Physical symptoms may also occur such as:
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Last reviewed December 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrian Preda, MD
Last Updated: 12/20/2014
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