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How many people get post-traumatic stress disorder?

It is estimated that eight percent of the population will go through some signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives. The symptoms typically appear three months after the event but it has been known to appear years later. Women are four times more prone to experience PTSD as they are more susceptible to a traumatic sexual event.

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