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You avoid places and people that remind you of the trauma, and try not to talk about it. Many cancer doctors who take part in clinical trials are also listed in PDQ. After an extended period of time of using drugs or alcohol to control the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the person suffering from PTSD symptoms has a greater chance of becoming addicted. Mental health problems are related to impairments in physical health and general functioning.

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