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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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A class of traumatic stress disorders with symptoms that last more than one month. There are various forms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depending on the time of onset and the duration of these stress symptoms. In the acute form, the duration of the symptoms is between 1 to 3 months. In the chronic form, symptoms last more than 3 months. With delayed onset, symptoms develop more than 6 months after the traumatic event. 1

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Last Update: 8/11/2017

1 2005 MeSH, U.S. National Library of Medicine

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