Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

$9M Awarded to PTSD Research since 1987

Key Figures

3.5%

3.5% of the US Adult population experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) every year.*

4% of children age 13-18

4% of children age 13-18 in the US experience PTSD in their lifetime.*

8 million adults

About 8 million adults have PTSD during a given year. This is only a small portion of those who have gone through a trauma.*

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A Person with Mental Illness, Not a Mentally Ill Person

Donna Morrissey invests in brain and behavior research hoping for development of better diagnostic tools for people, like her son, living with mental illness. The misdiagnosis of Donna Morrissey’s son, Michael, mobilized her as an advocate for mental health research. At 22, Michael started to...

Climbing 4 PTSD: Air Force Veteran and friend determined to get better treatments for PTSD

Allen Zeitlin is a third year med student at Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, with interests in psychiatry and neurology. This has a lot to do with the time he spent in the Middle East, serving in the military. “I remember when I joined the Air Force,” Allen recalls, “it was before 9/11....