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Not everyone experiences PTSD in the same manner, but experts say it can be a scary and uncontrollable feeling that can last for hours, and sometimes days. “They can be unable to react to people who are trying to help them in that situation because it is so overwhelming, from a physiological and emotional perspective," Dr. Erika Saunders, a psychiatrist with Penn State Health, said.
While many individuals associate trauma with combat, Dr. Leah Blain, with the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania, explained that there are many of community traumas that can also invoke PTSD.
“The majority of people with PTSD are actually people who have survived civilian trauma, such as a major motor vehicle accident, intimate partner or domestic violence, childhood abuse, and community violence," Blain said.
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