Learn More About Post-traumatic Stress Disorder


Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can develop after experiencing a traumatic event such as:

  • Physical or sexual assault.
  • War, natural disaster or an accident.
  • Unexpected death of a loved one.

It’s a common reaction of PTSD to feel:

  • Shock
  • Anger
  • Nervousness
  • Fear
  • Guilt

For most people, these feelings will go away over time. However, these feelings can continue for more than a month and get worse. If this happens, you may have PTSD. This disorder affects both children and adults and can prevent you from living a normal life.

Should You Seek Help?

Yes. If you think you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of PTSD, the earlier you seek treatment, the better. Find a therapist who specializes in post-traumatic stress disorder and one that you feel comfortable with. If you need assistance finding a practitioner, please call the behavioral/mental health number on the back of your member ID card.

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