Only a skilled and competent medical doctor specializing in psychiatry or a psychotherapist trained in PTSD can definitively tell you if you suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Any type of traumatic event can cause a person to suffer from symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress, although PTSD is prevalent among those who experience military combat. Rape, sexual molestation in childhood, being physically assaulted, witnessing a homicide or suicide, experiencing a life-threatening illness, being a victim of a school or theatre shooting or domestic violence, losing someone or watching someone you love die, and numerous other events can bring about PTSD. The symptoms are similar, no matter what incident caused the condition.
If, since returning from a combat deployment and sometimes many years after returning, you can answer yes to any of the following questions, you have some symptoms of PTSD:
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