Have you, or anyone you know, suffered, or is suffering with this disorder? If so, how was it diagnosed and then, hopefully, treated? If you don know of anyone with this disorder, what do you believe PTSD to be and how widespread do you think it is today? Reading the attached file, what are your thoughts/opinions on PTSD.
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NIMH Fact Sheet
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Research
What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety
disorder that some people develop after seeing or
living through an event that caused or threatened
serious harm or death. Symptoms include
flashbacks or bad dreams, emotional numbness,
intense guilt or worry, angry outbursts, feeling
“on edge,” or avoiding thoughts and situations
that remind them of the trauma. In PTSD, these
symptoms last at least
To aid those who suffer with PTSD, the National
Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is supporting
PTSD-focused research, and related studies on
anxiety and fear, to find better ways of helping
people cope with trauma, as well as better ways
to treat and ultimately prevent the disorder.
This research fact sheet will highlight several
important areas that NIMH researchers have
recently learned about:
possible risk factors,
treating the disorder, and
next steps for PTSD research.
For more information about PTSD, please see the
NIMH Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder booklet.
You can also find a list of places to find more
information about PTSD and NIMH at the end of
this fact sheet.
Research on Possible Risk Factors for PTSD
Currently, many scientists are focusing on genes
that play a role in creating fear memories.