Opinion: We Need to Talk About PTSD

Opinion: We Need to Talk About PTSD

This month is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, and PTSD Awareness Day is Wednesday, June 27. With these dates in mind, it’s the right time to discuss the reality of PTSD and the importance of spreading awareness. To understand what PTSD is, we must first define its cause. Trauma is generally caused by an unforgettable and terrifying event or series of events that may even have neared death. It can also be caused by serious injury. Such trauma, in some cases, triggers a reaction of distress due to related psychological responses. Generally, people will experience Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) for a...

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