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What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can cause significant disruption to a person's life. It is a reaction to an intense event or period where a person's life or safety (or that of a loved one) were in danger.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 13 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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