Children and adults who have recently experienced a frightening, shocking or life-threatening event are at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Symptoms of this condition may include re-experiencing the event, avoiding people, places and situations that trigger memories of the event and hypervigilance.

Due to the number of people affected by this condition, experts are finding new, effective ways to combat symptoms with medications and talk therapy. Learn more about PTSD by exploring the related topics below.