Is post-traumatic stress disorder a permanent condition?
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There is disagreement on the subject of whether or not post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be “cured.” The consensus seems to be that, in any case, treatment can help with the management of symptoms. For some veterans the symptoms of PTSD disappear over time, while in others they persist for many years. Early treatment appears to have the most success. It is important to be patient with the treatment, and not expect it to eliminate all the symptoms and after-effects of the disorder in a short period of time. About 1 in 3 sufferers of PTSD will continue to have some symptoms throughout their lives, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Constantly re-living a traumatic event, war, traumatic accident, abuse is post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. It can cause severe depression and anxiety for many years after the initial event. If you have flashbacks, episodes ...

of anger, nightmares, get help. Medications and talk therapy can help you find peace.
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