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Helpful facts about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Jesus Bocanegra, 24, walks in uniform to a Memorial Day weekend service May 27, 2006 in Benavides, Texas. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Jesus Bocanegra, 24, walks in uniform to a Memorial Day weekend service May 27, 2006 in Benavides, Texas. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is described as a mental disorder which can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event. 

That event could be a sexual assault, a violent car crash or warfare. 

Here are facts displayed in graphics to help visualize PTSD's effect on people ever day: 

Percent of United States War Veterans with PTSD | HealthGrove

Research Funding for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the United States | HealthGrove

Pricing of Medications Used to Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | HealthGrove

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Incidence by Race | HealthGrove

 


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