Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder according to journalist Joshua Carstens for SADAG
What is it?
According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), PTSD is a “debilitating condition which follows a traumatic event”. Patients often relive the traumatic events and it is most often accompanied by sudden and vivid memories.
The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) specifies five criteria for a person to be diagnosed with the disorder.

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