Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after a terrifying or life-threatening event is experienced or witnessed. It is common to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after a traumatic event. At first, it may be difficult to complete daily activities, go to work/school, or spend time with people you care about. But most people start to feel better after a few weeks or months. For some people, PTSD symptoms may start later, or they may come and go over time.
PTSD symptoms usually start soon after the trauma, but they may not appear until months or years later. If the symptoms last longer than four weeks, are distressing, or interfere with your work or home life, you might have PTSD.
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