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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 About 4 of every 100 (or 4%) of men develop PTSD How Common Is PTSD? male 60% WOMEN About 10 of every 100 (or 10%) of women develop PTSD Going through a trauma does not mean you'll get PTSD.Even though over half of us go through some type of trauma, a much smaller percent develop PTSD. About 7 or 8 out of every 100 people (or 7-8% of the population) will have PTSD at some point in their lives. About 5.2 million adults have PTSD during a given year. This is only a small portion of those who have gone through a trauma. About 10 of every 100 (or 10%) of women develop PTSD sometime in their livescompared with about 4 of every 100 (or 4%) of men. Although most people who go through trauma will not get PTSD, you are more likely to develop PTSD if you: Were directly exposed to the trauma as a victim or a witness Were seriously hurt during the event Went through a trauma that was long-lasting or very severe Believed that you were in danger Believed that a family member was in danger Had a severe reaction during the event, such as crying, shaking, vomiting, or feeling apart from your surroundings Felt helpless during the trauma and were not able to help yourself or a loved one You are also more likely to develop PTSD if you: Had an earlier life-threatening event or trauma, such as being abused as a child Have another mental health problem Have family members who have had mental health problems Have little support from family and friends Have recently lost a loved one, especially if it was not expected Have had recent, stressful life changes Drink a lot of alcohol Are a woman Are poorly educated Are younger MEN 50% female Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after you have been through a trauma. A trauma is a shocking and scary event that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others' lives are in danger. You may feel afraid or think that you have no control over what is happening. About 6 of every 10 (or 60%) of men and 5 of every 10 (or 50%) of women experience at least one trauma in their lives.
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