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Can the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder show years after the event that caused them?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Keith Rafal
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Symptoms of PTSD can
Symptoms of ptsd can manifest immediately after a traumatic or series of traumatic experiences or can occur months or in some cases years later. It is essential to be evaluated by licensed mental health practitioner to determine the exact diagnosis.
If the diagnosis of ptsd is confirmed, there are a variety of good treatments. It is important to work with someone who has experience treating ptsd.

In brief: Symptoms of PTSD can
Symptoms of ptsd can manifest immediately after a traumatic or series of traumatic experiences or can occur months or in some cases years later. It is essential to be evaluated by licensed mental health practitioner to determine the exact diagnosis.
If the diagnosis of ptsd is confirmed, there are a variety of good treatments. It is important to work with someone who has experience treating ptsd.
Dr. Keith Rafal
Dr. Keith Rafal
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: PTSD
Delayed reaction to traumatic events can occur, yes.

In brief: PTSD
Delayed reaction to traumatic events can occur, yes.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: PTSD
Without intervention, the symptoms of ptsd can last a lifetime.
Don't wait to get help!

In brief: PTSD
Without intervention, the symptoms of ptsd can last a lifetime.
Don't wait to get help!
Dr. Richard Levenson
Dr. Richard Levenson
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