Following a traumatic event, many people have painful memories that will fade over time. For others, however, the memories, thoughts, and feelings don’t go away — even months or years later. If stress reactions do not improve over time and they disrupt everyday life, it is important to seek help to determine if post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is present. The purpose of PTSD Awareness Month is to raise public awareness of PTSD and effective treatments.
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