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Solomon Z, Garb R, Bleich A, et al.: Reactivation of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Cats ended up coming to my apartment and taking things away from me. So PTSD can be thought of as an emotional stress overload. My first contact with this issue in 1954 was as a medical student working in an Army recruiting program at the Walter Reed Hospital neurology wards. But less than half with problems seek help, report finds A U. PTSD can become chronic in as many as 40% of cases [4].

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