Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the name given to a group of psychological problems. These problems can occur when a person experiences, or sees, a traumatic event, or a series of traumatic events.
A traumatic event is one that makes a person feel that he or she, or other people, are under threat.These can be:
For an event to be traumatic, it does not have to be dangerous. Instead, what matters is whether the person feels threatened. E.g. even a minor accident can be significant because, after the accident, the person no longer feels safe in his/her car.
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