What Is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder was known as "shell shock" or "battle fatigue" before it was PTSD. Now it's known to affect not just military veterans but anyone who has gone through an intense traumatic experience. In fact, about one in 11 people will have PTSD in their lifetime.

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Lady Gaga Tells Oprah She Was 'Repeatedly' Raped at 19 and Developed PTSD

She developed PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, because she didn't '"process the trauma," she shared in an emotional interview about mental health.
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10 Symptoms of PTSD Everyone Should Know

Flashbacks and nightmares are common, but there are lesser-known signs of post-traumatic stress disorder to watch for too.
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Kidnapped Teen Jayme Closs Escaped Her Abductor. Here’s What She May Be Going Through Now

Back home after being held captive for three months, Jayme can start healing from the emotional trauma of her ordeal. We asked a psychologist what her recovery may be like.
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3 Ways to Manage PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but with the right treatment, people with PTSD can lead healthy, fulfilling lives.
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The Most Common PTSD Triggers–and How to Manage Them

Loud noises, large crowds, and other PTSD triggers can make you feel like you're reliving your trauma.
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What Did 'Stranger Things 2' Get Right (and Wrong) About PTSD? Here's What an Expert Thinks

From Will Byers' flashbacks to the "anniversary effect," a trauma specialist weighs in on how well the hit Netflix series portrays post-traumatic stress disorder.