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What are the symptoms of depression?

That’s a big question! People with depression may experience some or all of the following:

Is it possible to experience your first symptoms of PTSD months or even years after a traumatic event?

First of all, PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder. Symptoms can include bad dreams, flashbacks about a traumatic event and hyperarousal, a state that might include being “on edge” a lot, being easily startled, or having problems sleeping or controlling anger. Another common symptom of PTSD is avoiding people, places and things (movies or songs, for example) that are reminders of a traumatic event.