Featured Primer: Post-traumatic stress disorder
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Featured Primer: Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder can develop following exposure to extremely traumatic events such as interpersonal violence, combat, life-threatening accidents or natural disasters.

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