Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can develop as a direct result of sexual assault and abuse. Survivors may experience feelings of anxiety, stress, or fear. While it is natural to experience these symptoms after a traumatic event, if the symptoms last for more than a few weeks and are an ongoing problem, it may be PTSD. Only a medical professional can diagnose PTSD. If you or someone you know is struggling with these symptoms, medical and mental health professionals can offer treatment options and help.
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