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What is PTSD

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that a person may develop after experiencing or witnessing an extreme, overwhelming traumatic event during which they felt intense fear, helplessness, or horror. A traumatic event is one that is intensely stressful during which a person suffers serious harm, or the threat of serious harm or death or witness an event during which another person (or persons) is killed, seriously injured or threatened.