PTSD: Hidden Consequence of Health Problems Such as Stroke

Unexpected, severe health crises may be associated with flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, and other symptoms.

About 20 percent of people exposed to a threatening experience such as automobile accident, a violent crime, or physical or sexual abuse, develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The mental health condition, which is characterized by high levels of anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts about the event, and emotional numbing, can also affect people who have […]


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