Since the early 2000s, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has increasingly become part of people's consciousness around the world, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom. This can be partially attributed to the impact of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. A new openness about the experiences of people involved in these conflicts has brought attention to the complexities of PTSD. Individuals develop PTSD after experiencing a single or series of traumatic events that often involve death, threat of death, or serious physical or psychological injury, including threat to the physical integrity of oneself or others. For men in the military, the most common cause of PTSD is experience in combat, and while this can happen for women as well, the majority ...

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