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NIMH Twitter Chat on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

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NIMH Twitter Chat

True or False: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects only those who have been in combat or suffered a sexual assault. False! PTSD can result after exposure to many different types of traumatic events, including accidents, disasters, and other dangerous events. In general, most people who experience a traumatic event do not develop PTSD.

Separate fact from fiction by joining us Thursday, June 27, from 11 am to noon ET for a Twitter chat. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will host the chat with Farris Tuma, Sc. D., Chief of the NIMH Traumatic Stress Research Program.

You can find this discussion under #NIMHchats. An archive of the chat will be posted shortly after the event.