How can I have PTSD if I have never been in a war or experienced violence?

A common misconception about trauma is that only victims of violence (war, violence, rape, accidents, etc.) experience PTSD. Other non-acute causees of PTSD include repeated and prolonged experiences such as domestic violence, emotional abuse/manipulation and illnesses. It is impossible to predict who will exeriencr PTSD and quite common that people experiencing similar events react very differently and are therefore more or less likely to suffer from PTSD.

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