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Prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Adults and Adolescents

Prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Adults and Adolescents

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after exposure to a potentially traumatic event that is beyond a typical stressor. Events that may lead to PTSD include, but are not limited to, violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, combat, and other forms of violence. Exposure to events like these is common. About one half of all U.S. adults will experience at least one traumatic event in...

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