This disorder occurs when a person has been exposed to a traumatic event in which both of the following were present:
The person avoids stimuli associated with the trauma (avoid people, activities, or places, that remind them of the trauma). The person shows persistent symptoms of increased arousal (insomnia, irritability, poor concentration, hypervigilance, increased startle to loud noises)
Effective treatments include therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), medications, or the combination of both.
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