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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Statistics

(Also Known As: Ptsd Statistics, Stress Disorder Statistics, Traumatic Stress Statistics, Chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Statistics, Shell Shock Statistics, Stress Syndrome Statistics, Railway Spine Statistics, Traumatic War Neurosis Statistics, Battle Fatigue Statistics, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome Statistics)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Statistics on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • About 7% - 8% of the American population will likely develop PTSD in their lifetime.
  • The lifetime prevalence of PTSD in combat veterans and rape victims range between 10% and 30%.
  • Women are twice as likely to develop PTSD as men.
  • 8% of people who encountered trauma developed full PTSD.
  • 40% of children and teens endured at least one traumatic event that results in PTSD development.
  • 3% to 6 % of high school students in the US and 30% to 60 %of children who survived specific disasters have PTSD.
  • About 100% of children who have seen their parent killed or endured assault or abuse have the tendency to develop PTSD.
  • 1/3 of the youths exposed to community violence suffer from PTSD.
  • 30% of Vietnam veterans suffer from PTSD.
  • 60% of men and 50% of women experience traumatic event during their lifetime and 8% of men and 20% of women develop PTSD.
  • 88% of men and 79% of women with PTSD have a psychiatric disorder.
  • Half of PTSD victims suffer from major depression, while 16% from anxiety, and 27% from social phobia.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder – Irrational Worry, Uncontrolled Depression, Anxiety Response Not in Proportion to the Actual Cause
Panic Disorder – Panic Attack, Anxiety, On-Going Irrational Worry
Social Anxiety Disorder – Social Anxiety, Anxiety Disorder, Chronic Fear to be Judge by Others, Fear of Social Interaction