Complete recovery occurs within 3 months for about half of those diagnosed with PTSD; however, many individuals have symptoms lasting longer than 12 months after the trauma.
Co-occurring disorders such as major depressive disorder and alcohol or other substance abuse often accompany PTSD.
She asked him about it in the morning and he had no recollection of it ever happening.
My mother suspected something was not right and sought out help for my brother.
Prevalence rates of PTSD among children and adolescents range from 3 to 14 percent in community samples.
Among children who have experienced specific stressors, however, the prevalence rates are much higher.
I couldn’t understand what my brother was going through and he couldn’t understand what I was going through.
We may both be battling our feelings, however, our loved ones with PTSD are suffering their own battle.
More than 3 months after returning from Iraq, 17 percent of veterans reported mental health problems and 12 percent met the criteria for PTSD.
Given the number of troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years, the number of veterans with PTSD will likely increase significantly.