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PTSD (or posttraumatic stress disorder), is a type of anxiety disorder which affects victims of tremendous traumatic events

or happenings in their lives. This disorder was first included in the manual of psychological disorders in 1980, following
numerous symptomatic behaviors showed by soldiers who fought in the Vietnam war. Ever since, considerable clinical and
experimental research has been done on this anxiety disorder. It has been discovered that not all victims of trauma develop
this posttraumatic stress disorder, and that the likelihood of developing PTSD depends on certain risk factors and resilience
factors. In this essay, I will discuss these factors, after first presenting the causes and symptoms of the posttraumatic stress
disorder.
SEVERITY
Being the main cause of developing PTSD, trauma is the first factor that we shall consider in our discussion about the factors
leading to PTSD. There are many different types of trauma, and it has been widely agreed that depending on the severity of
the traumatic event, victims may either develop PTSD or not.

NEUROBIOLOGICAL FACTORS
 HYPPOCAMPUS
 HORMONES
BEHAVIORAL FACTORS --- 2 FACTORS MODEL
PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS --- CONGNITION AND COPING

1. Causes - 200
Symptoms – 200

2. Gender 125
Culture 125
Genetic factors 125