What is PTSD?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complex and debilitating condition that can affect every aspect of a person’s life.
PTSD has been known to exist since ancient times, albeit under the guise of different names.
During the First World War it was referred to as “shell shock”; as “war neurosis” during WWII; and as “combat stress reaction” during the Vietnam War. In the 1980s the term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was introduced – the term we still use today.
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