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I Didn’t Know I Had PTSD

Despite obvious symptoms, it took me months to realize I had PTSD — and even longer to accept it. Here’s why it’s so hard to recognize and to treat.

Illustration: Ellie Ji Yang

“It sounds like you have post-traumatic stress disorder,” my therapist said.

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Sarah Watts

Sarah Watts

Musing about mental health, science, pop culture and more.