Japan’s ex-princess Mako (right) and her husband Kei Komuro during a conference to announce their marriage on October 26, 2021. Before this announcement, the palace said that she had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Photo: AP
Japan’s ex-princess Mako (right) and her husband Kei Komuro during a conference to announce their marriage on October 26, 2021. Before this announcement, the palace said that she had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Photo: AP
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What is PTSD? Experts on the symptoms, treatment and causes as Japan’s ex-princess Mako shows it can strike anyone

  • Signs of PTSD include significant changes in behaviour, mood and personality, social withdrawal, and an increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • PTSD symptoms are not signs of weakness, but can affect people of all personality types – anyone who has experienced a shocking event is susceptible

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Japan’s ex-princess Mako (right) and her husband Kei Komuro during a conference to announce their marriage on October 26, 2021. Before this announcement, the palace said that she had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Photo: AP
Japan’s ex-princess Mako (right) and her husband Kei Komuro during a conference to announce their marriage on October 26, 2021. Before this announcement, the palace said that she had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Photo: AP
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