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June 13 Physical Symptoms of PTSD PTSD affects every part of the brain. So, logically, it affects every part of the body as well. As you read the list of physical symptoms below, try to imagine what it’s like to actually experience them. For example, “When I say...
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June 12 Women and PTSD About 10% of women overall will develop PTSD at some point in their lives. Compare that to 4 % of men. Why are women especially susceptible to PTSD? Women are more likely to experience the trauma of sexual assault. Women are more likely to have...
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One Fact a Day

  Fact 10   The National Center for PTSD is a great resource for information about PTSD symptoms, treatments, and statistics.   This organization launched June PTSD Awareness Month. The PTSD Awareness website includes PTSD fliers, banners, and other graphics you can...

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June 9 Timing PTSD symptoms can appear years after the traumatic event happened. When this occurs, people often think something else is wrong, because they’ve forgotten or repressed the earlier trauma. This “delayed reaction” frequently occurs in...
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One Fact a Day

June 8 Fact PTSD Statistics   Trauma is the precursor to PTSD. About 6 of every 10 men (or 60%) and 5 of every 10 women (or 50%) experience at least one trauma in their lives.   Trauma leads to PTSD in about 8 of every 100 Americans (or 8% of the population). This...