Gender DifferencesGender differences with development of PTSD
A number of survey studies have shown that PTSD is twice as common in women as in men; in addition, there are gender differences in the type of trauma exposure, presentation of illness, and comorbidity (the presence of one or more disorders).

The traumatic events most often associated with PTSD for men are rape, combat exposure, childhood neglect, and childhood physical abuse. The most traumatic events for women are rape, sexual molestation, physical attack, being threatened with a weapon, and childhood physical abuse.

Psychological and physical symptoms of numbing
Comorbid mood and anxiety disorders

Comorbid substance abuse