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.


Click here to learn more about the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for PTSD, or go to the National Center for PTSD for more information.

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