Who gets PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder does not discriminate. It can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, income level, or other factors. While veterans face a significantly higher rate of PTSD than the general population, PTSD affects many civilians as well. About 10% of women develop post-traumatic stress disorder at some time in their lives, opposed to 4% of men. No one should be ashamed about having PTSD. Although certain conditions make some populations more vulnerable to the development of PTSD than others, anyone can be affected.