After a trauma or life-threatening event, it is common to have reactions such as upsetting memories of the event, increased jumpiness, or trouble sleeping. If these reactions do not go away or if they get worse, you may have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
General Information on PTSD
Getting Help for PTSD
Return from War
Deployment Information for Servicemembers and Veterans
Deployment Information for Families
Issues Specific to Women
We now know a great deal about women's experiences of trauma and PTSD. The most common types of traumatic experiences women have are different than men. Also, while both men and women report the same symptoms of PTSD, some symptoms are more common for women or men. Some research shows that women may also be more likely to seek help after a traumatic event.
This section provides information about trauma, PTSD, and treatment that is specific women.
General Information for Women
- Women, Trauma, and PTSD
Learn about trauma and PTSD in women.
- Sexual Assault against Females
Defines sexual assault, how often it occurs, and the characteristics of perpetrators. Discusses women's reactions to sexual assault and what to do if you have been sexually assaulted.
Combat-Related Trauma in Women