Archives: Vocabulary Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

What is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. In recent history, this mental health condition has been known by many names, such as “shell shock” during World War I and “combat fatigue” after World War II, […]

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Updated on 10/22/2021 Some people may find themselves distractedly picking at their skin from time to time. For example, they may randomly pop a pimple or scratch at a particularly worrisome scab. In some cases, this habit of picking behavior can develop into a more heightened and persistent pattern of compulsive skin picking, a condition […]