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PTSD and Trauma
16 November, 2012

Not all people who experience trauma develop PTSD. However, trauma can have a significant and debilitating impact on life, as even the common symptom- avoidance,leads to people making significant changes to their lives, avoiding situations, places and people as a way a managing their distress. When there is a diagnosis of PTSD the level of debilitation varies; some people continue to function, but at a lower level than previously, or have to make a number of changes to life to achieve this. For some people the symptoms of PTSD mean they find it difficult to manage what were previously basic tasks.