Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects men, women, and children of all ages. Women are at a higher risk of sexual violence and have a probability four times higher than men to develop PTSD. For men, the events that can lead to PTSD are combat, rape, and child abuse. In women it is rape, sexual molestation, physical attack, child abuse, and a threat of bodily harm with a weapon.
- Q How many veterans in the U.S. have post-traumatic stress disorder?
- Q Why are people vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder?
- Q If I am diagnosed with PTSD, will it hurt my military career?
- Q How do I care for someone with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
- Q How does PTSD affect the veteran’s relationships at home?
- Q Should I see a doctor or psychologist if I have PTSD?