How Does PTSD Work?

Portrait of young female suffering from PTSD

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects millions of people from young children through adulthood and is a major source of disability among all countries. The ADAA says it develops from multiple factors and affects more than 18% of U.S. adults annually, but only about 36% of those experiencing PTSD receive treatment.

How Does PTSD Affect the Brain?

3D rendering of a brain

Post traumatic stress disorder is a serious mental health condition. It is thought several million Americans suffer from PTSD, with many going undiagnosed. PTSD is the result of a person experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, or a series of traumatic events. It was first recognized in soldiers returning from battle in World War I. […]