Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Some PTSD Statistics

Most people who are exposed to extreme stress are able to process their way through their reactions and never develop PTSD.

  • It has been estimated that 70 percent of people will be exposed to a traumatic event in their lifetime.

  • Of those people, 20 percent will go on to develop PTSD.

  • At any given time, an estimated 5 percent of people have PTSD.

  • Approximately 8 percent of the population will develop PTSD during their lifetime.

  • Women are about twice as likely to develop PTSD as men, mostly because women are more susceptible to experience interpersonal violence, including rape and physical beatings.

  • Victims of domestic violence and childhood abuse are at tremendous risk for PTSD.

  • Rape is the leading cause of PTSD.
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