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How do I prepare for an appointment to diagnose PTSD?

If you experience disturbing feelings and emotions for a month or longer, an appointment with a doctor can help with a diagnosis. The doctor can explain terms that can help you understand the disorder and can make recommendations for treatment or a specialist. Write down any symptoms you have been having and for how long. Provide information about any family history of mental disorders or depression. A list of medications you are taking, even over-the-counter, will assist the doctor in treatment. If you are thinking of harming yourself or others, seek emergency care.

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