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Sometimes persons with PTSD will have panic attacks accompanied by shortness of breath and chest pain. Retrieved July 13, 2008 from Rand Corporation Web site: (12) National Center for PTSD. (2006, December 12). These symptoms can be highly distressing and substantially impair social, occupational, and interpersonal functioning. Persons with trauma will report recurrent and intrusive distressing recollections of the event, including images, thoughts, or perceptions.

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