First documented in Vietnam veterans, post–traumatic stress disorder reveals itself in a variety of symptoms, including depression, substance abuse, emotional upset, suicidal tendencies, flashbacks, and an inability to get along in society. These symptoms can occur following exposure to extreme situations such as war, threat of death, disasters, and other violent conditions. Experts feel the fear and helpless horror experienced by the victims of post–traumatic stress disorder cause these symptoms.
Post–traumatic stress disorder
Post–traumatic stress disorder—Case studies
Post–traumatic stress disorder—Treatment
Veterans—Mental health services—United States
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961–1975—Psychological aspects
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