Month: July 2013

Psychiatric Emergencies: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post traumatic stress disorder or commonly abbreviated as PTSD is the development of characteristic symptoms following a psychologically stressful event that is considered outside the boundaries of normal human experience (e.g., sexual assault, war, motor vehicular accidents, terrorist attack, natural calamities/catastrophes). People suffering from PTSD  generally experience momentary episodes of anxiety and depression when reminded …

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