Post-traumatic stress disorder
PTSD is a severe reaction to a traumatic event that involves re-experiencing the event through dreams, recollections or flashbacks. Social support plays a role in protecting people from developing PTSD.
Update Date: 5/21/2008
Updated by: Timothy A. Rogge, MD, private practice in Psychiatry, Kirkland, WA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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