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Flashbacks, nightmares: Post-traumatic stress disorder is treatable

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It was supposed to be a happy day. A married couple in their mid-60s sets out on a bike ride. He’s in front, and she’s behind him. Then it happens: A motorist disregards the man’s right of way at a crossroads, and his wife watches in horror as the car runs over him. He’s taken to a hospital’s intensive care unit with severe head injuries and put on a ventilator. She visits him and is devastated – her husband can’t be saved. Two months later the widow has flashbacks of the accident. Of the ventilator. Of the doctor who informs her of her husband’s death. Her heart races and she breaks out into …

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