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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I Have Medical PTSD From My Chronic Illness—Here's What I Want You to Know

Writer Tessa Miller was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2012, and after nearly a decade of hospitalizations, medications, and intrusive scans and tests, her disease was under control. But recently, another medical emergency triggered her illness-induced fears.

What Is Generational Trauma? Here's How Experts Explain It

Experts are learning more about who is vulnerable to it, and how it manifests in families and communities.

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.

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.