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What is PTSD in the workplace?
PTSD is the acronym for the mental health disorder, “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”. According to the NHS, “Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability, and guilt.”