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Types of Anxiety Disorders

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder is a common type of anxiety disorder in many people. It often happens after you experience a traumatic event or incident, such as a vehicle accident, natural disaster, assault, and war. These days, you would see the condition mostly in veterans and military soldiers, people with sexual or physical abuse, and more. Similar to generalized anxiety disorder, there are many typical symptoms such as disturbing dreams, trouble relaxing, as well as a flashback of the traumatic situations or events that trigger the condition. Therefore, it is normal for those patients with PTSD to avoid anything associated with the trauma. [2]