PTSD Statistics

How common is PTSD in adults?

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur after any traumatic, dangerous, and shocking event. Going through trauma is not rare. In fact, about 6 out of 10 men (60%) and 5 out of 10 women (50%) will experience at least one traumatic event in their lifetime.

Facts about PTSD

The following statistics are based on the U.S. population:

  • About 7-8% of the population will experience PTSD at some point in their life
  • About 8.6 million individuals age 18-64 have a diagnosis of PTSD
  • 78% of those with a diagnosis will experience depression at some point in their life
  • Nearly 300,000 veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan are currently suffering from PTSD

PTSD can happen to anyone. It is not a sign of weakness. A number of factors can increase the chance that someone will develop PTSD, many of which are not under that person’s control. Are you or anyone you know experiencing symptoms of PTSD? We can help you. To learn more, click here.

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