Comment: technically

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the distinction between PTS and PTSD is the length of time that the symptoms go on. After a traumatic event most will have PTS. If if the symptoms don't resolve and lessen...then they call it PTSD. Yes, it is natural to be effected but it is also natural for effects to lessen.

In the end, both are just descriptive names and don't really have any meaning other than that. Like MANY other "diseases" that are diagnosed by a group of symptoms.