post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can occur after experiencing a traumatic event, such as a violent assault, a natural disaster, or a serious accident. People with PTSD may have intrusive and distressing memories of the event, avoid reminders of the trauma, feel numb or detached, and have increased anxiety and irritability. PTSD can interfere with daily functioning and affect personal and professional relationships. PTSD can be treated with medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of both.

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