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PTSD Symptoms

PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms

Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may start within the first three months of a traumatic event, or symptoms may not appear until years after the “trigger” event. These symptoms will cause significant issues in a persons personal and social lives.

PTSD symptoms have been grouped into four main categories:
1.intrusive memories
2.avoidance
3.negative changes in thinking and mood
4.changes in emotional reactions

 


 

 

Possible PTSD Symptoms

1.Intrusive memories

  • Recurrent memories or dreams of the trigger event
  • Flashbacks of the trigger event

2.Avoidance

Avoiding talking about the specific trigger event or even going places that could be a reminder.

3.Negative changes in thinking and mood

  • Avoiding human contact
  • Loss of emotions
  • Feeling poor about yourself or other people
  • Getting angry when asked about the event

4.Changes in emotional reactions

  • Irritability, angry outbursts or aggressive behavior
  • Always being “on guard”
  • Feeling Guilty
  • Self Destructive behavors
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Being easily startled or frightened

 


 

 

PTSD Symptoms may get better or worse over time. You may also see them intensify during general stress. Please consult your Doctor if you feel you are suffering from PTSD