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A 2012 review showed no clear relationship between cortisol levels and PTSD. You also may feel isolated, guilty and sometimes irritable. N Engl J Med. 2004 Jul 1. 351(1):13-22. [Medline]. Women tend to be caretakers and put others first. People with PTSD have distressing re-experiencing of the original trauma through flashbacks or night-mares. The currently available evidence suggests that first-line pharmacotherapy is SSRIs and possibly the serotonin norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitor venlafaxine extended release [ 15 ].

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