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What are my chances of getting post--traumatic stress disorder?

If you experience or witness a traumatic event it is possible you will develop post-raumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Symptoms usually appear within three months of the event. In some cases, signs and symptoms do not occur for years after the trauma. Your chances of developing PTSD increase if you have family members with depression or a trauma in your childhood.

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