Post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly known as PTSD, is a mental health condition that emerges in individuals who have undergone a distressing experience. This condition affects approximately 7% of the U.S. population and is regarded as a natural response to traumatic incidents like sexual abuse, physical assault, violence, or other severe accidents.
Among the roughly eight million adults experiencing PTSD, there is a specific group that bears a significant burden of this disorder: veterans. Veterans often find themselves exposed to injuries, fatalities, and other life-threatening circumstances in both wartime and non-combat scenarios. Due to the impact of these traumatic experiences, PTSD can persist among veterans for the entirety of their lives. For additional statistics, symptoms, and insights regarding PTSD, please see the following infographic.
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