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Is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) serious?

Serious problems in behavior can result if post-traumatic stress disorder is left untreated. Symptoms can worsen and mental health can decline. The affected person can become harmful to themselves or others. If treatments with counseling and medical therapy are used, signs and symptoms can be alleviated.

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