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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How Is PTSD Treated? Experts Break Down What you Need to Know
This mental health condition can overwhelm the mind, body, and soul. But there are healing treatments that work, experts say.
What Is Birth Trauma? Distress During Childbirth Can Have Lasting Effects—Here's How to Manage Them
Anxiety, hypervigilance, and panic in the days, weeks, or months following the birth are just some of the symptoms of birth trauma.
Prince Harry Does EMDR Session on Camera—Here’s What to Know About This Type of Therapy
He was filmed doing the PTSD treatment for his new AppleTV show with Oprah, The Me You Can't See.
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.
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