VA Butler Healthcare to offer informational PTSD program on Thursday
VA Butler Healthcare will host a PTSD awareness day event on Thursday.
The event includes an information table along with availability of VA staff members who specialize in post-traumatic stress disorder.
PTSD is an anxiety disorder that often occurs in people after a traumatic event, such as combat.
The disorder affects about 7.7 million American adults and can occur at any age, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
Not every traumatized person develops full-blown or even minor PTSD, according to the institute.
Symptoms usually begin within three months of an incident but occasionally emerge years later.
To be considered PTSD, symptoms must last more than a month.
Some people recover within six months. Others have symptoms that last much longer and, in some people, the condition becomes chronic.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in the primary care waiting area of the VA's Building 1, which is the basement, 325 New Castle Road.
For more information about PTSD, visit www.ptsd.va.gov.
Rick Wills is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7944 or at email@example.com.
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