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PTSD in Women
Although, as previously noted, post-traumatic stress disorder can affect both genders, a vast body of statistics indicates there are notable gender differences in the prevalence of PTSD for men and women. Based on data from the National Center for PTSD, approximately 4% of men will experience PTSD during their lives; however, more than 10% of women will struggle with the same mental health condition. Additionally, multiple research studies suggest women are more than twice as likely to experience post-traumatic stress disorder. Several factors could lead to the difference in prevalence rates between PTSD in women and men. Examples include the type of trauma, gender expectations, and coping strategies for stress.