PTSD used to be unavoidable. Not Today.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an emotional response to frightening or dangerous experiences, such as sexual assault, childhood trauma, or seeing someone get hurt or killed. For some people, it can last months or years after danger has passed, severely impacting their lives.
Today, CAMH researchers are making discoveries that could prevent the onset of PTSD after a traumatic event. Beyond giving us the power to prevent this debilitating and sometimes fatal illness, the knowledge we’ve gained is also revolutionizing the way we approach early detection and diagnosis.