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  • PTSD develops in some people after they experience or witness an event that threatens their life or safety, or that of others around them.
  • Symptoms include vivid memories, feeling constantly on edge and avoiding reminders of the event.
  • It is common for people to have some of the symptoms of PTSD in the first few days after the traumatic event. Most will recover by themselves or with the support of family and friends. Others may need professional help.

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Reviewed on: 02-02-2017