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For some people, alcohol or drugs can be a way to cope with PTSD. In some cases, however, symptoms persist for years. Please call us to schedule an assessment or referral. At 4-month follow-up he reported no further bipolar-type symptoms, although he had some appropriate sadness regarding damage that had been done during his manic episode. The person experienced, witnessed or was confronted with an event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of self or others. 2.

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