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Ankara Medical Journal From Trauma to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Identification of the Risk Factors [Ankara Med J]
Ankara Med J. 2023; 23(2): 241-255 | DOI: 10.5505/amj.2023.90699

From Trauma to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Identification of the Risk Factors

Esra Kabadayı Şahin1, Fatma Sevil2
1Department of Psychiatry, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Psychiatry, Ankara Bilkent City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

People encounter various traumatic events throughout their lives. However, most people can cope with these stressful life events in different ways without experiencing any long-term mental problems. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a chronic and important psychiatric disorder that develops in a small number of people as a result of short or long-term exposure to one or more traumatic events and affects the life of an individual. For this reason, it is important to identify people at risk for the development of PTSD and to apply appropriate intervention methods for these people to prevent the disability caused by PTSD. In this review article, the factors that lead to the risk of developing PTSD in individuals exposed to trauma are discussed in light of current information in the literature.

Keywords: Psychological trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, risk factors.

Esra Kabadayı Şahin, Fatma Sevil. From Trauma to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Identification of the Risk Factors. Ankara Med J. 2023; 23(2): 241-255

Corresponding Author: Esra Kabadayı Şahin, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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