WONDER #2422: What is PTSD?

Question 1 of 3

What is PTSD?

  1. Something that only adults have to worry about.
  2. Another word for “anxiety,” which is very common among people of all ages.
  3. A condition with a variety of symptoms that develops in response to a traumatic event.
  4. A disorder that only affects military veterans.

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following is NOT a symptom of PTSD, according to this Wonder?

  1. Flashbacks
  2. Persistent Coughing
  3. Trouble sleeping
  4. Bad dreams

Question 3 of 3

Brain scans show that when a person has PTSD, their _____________________ shrinks.

  1. Brain stem
  2. Amygdala
  3. Ear drum
  4. Hippocampus

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