You Could Have PTSD Symptoms and Not Even Know It

You Could Have PTSD Symptoms and Not Even Know It

Most people will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives, whether they’ve lived it themselves, witnessed it, or heard about it happening to a friend or family member. In fact, five out of 10 women in the United States—yes, half—will experience one of these events, like a tragic car accident or sexual assault. When this happens, it’s normal and expected for those affected to act differently afterward—nightmares, being hyper-alert, or avoiding the place where the trauma happened, for example. But if those behavioral changes last longer than a month or two, it could signal something more lasting...

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