Who gets PTSD?
PTSD has been found to be prevalent in 6.4% of Australian adults over a 12-month period (6 in 100).
More women (8.3%) than men (4.6%) experience PTSD.
Factors that contribute to the development of PTSD are likely to
include genetic factors and life experiences (e.g. parenting style, role
modelling from other people & previous exposure to trauma).
The nature of the trauma also influences the likelihood of a
person developing PTSD, such as the severity and duration of exposure to the
traumatic event, how close the person was to the event, how many other trauma
experiences the person has had and whether or not the trauma was inflicted by
Last Updated : 22-Sep-2013