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Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be caused by any severe and long-term trauma, including childhood abuse or domestic violence.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Someone with PTSD experiences long-term fear, anxiety and memories of trauma that interfere with their ability to function.

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Diagnosis of PTSD

A diagnosis of PTSD can come as a relief for someone who has been suffering symptoms as it provides an explanation and basis for beginning treatment.

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Causes of PTSD

The risk of experiencing PTSD can be increased by a complex mixture of factors such as childhood trauma and a history of mental illness.

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Symptoms of PTSD

No two people experience symptoms of PTSD in the same way. PTSD in children and teenagers can also occur differently from how it does in adults.

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Treatment for PTSD

Treatments for PTSD include psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but medication can also be prescribed in some cases.

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Dealing with life events

Life events such as accidents, a death and relationships can cause stress, but even happy events such as planning a wedding can make you feel down.

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Phobias

Phobias are persistent, irrational fears. Learn more about phobias from trusted sources.

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Causes of ADHD

The causes of ADHD are not fully known. It is thought that genetic and environmental factors can interact, creating changes in brain development and function.

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Types of mental illness

There are nearly 300 mental disorders listed in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). This is a handbook used by health professionals to help identify and diagnose mental illness.

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