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Post-Traumatic Growth Might Be the Silver Lining of Trauma — Here’s How to Harness It

Some people experience growth after hardships

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Though the term post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) wasn’t officially added to the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-3) until 1980, psychologists have known about the very tangible negative…

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Cassie Shortsleeve

Cassie Shortsleeve

Cassie Shortsleeve is a Boston-based writer. Her work has been published in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Shape, + other publications. Follow her @cshortsleeve.