Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms can appear soon after the traumatic event or years later.  Symptoms last longer than 3 months and they vary in intensity.  Not everyone will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after a traumatic event.  PTSD can be prevented and treated.

 

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms can start soon after the traumatic event, months after the event or even years later. PTSD symptoms last more than 3 months and interfere with your normal day to day life. If you’re wondering if you have PTSD or if you’re likely to get it, read on.

 

It’s important to understand that not everyone will have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after a traumatic event. There are things you can do to prevent PTSD like talking to a Professional Counsellor, doctor or even a friend about your feelings and thoughts so you’re not dealing with this on your own.

 

It’s important to talk it out to avoid repressing your memories of the event. Repressing memories and emotions is the fastest way to developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. There are red flags to look out for that demonstrates when you’re not coping. These red flags manifest as symptoms of PTSD.

 

So, what symptoms should you look out for when it comes to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

 

4 Areas Encompassing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms:

 

1. Involuntary Mental imagery
2. Avoidance behavior
3. Mood swings
4. Negative Reactive Behavior

 

These 4 areas have a range of symptoms listed below as examples of what to be aware of if you think you or someone you know has PTSD.

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms

 

• Reliving the event like a movie in your mind
• Severe anxiety
• Panic attacks
• Recurring flashbacks of the event
• Nightmares and bad dreams
• Sleep disturbances and insomnia
• Outbursts of anger
• Crying for no reason
• Feeling paranoid and hypersensitive
• Hyper-alert and over-analyzing situations looking for possible safety threats
• Avoiding places that are similar to the traumatic event
• Avoiding people involved in the event or people who remind you of the event
• Headaches
• Stomach pains and discomfort
• Inability to feel emotions
• Inability to concentrate and focus
• Feeling foggy in the mind
• Loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities
• Problems remembering things
• Inability to relate to others

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms should not be taken lightly.  Consider how much impact your symptoms are having on your health and well-being, work/career and relationships.  If your family and friends are concerned about you and are asking you to seek help you should take their advice.  They can see symptoms that you may not be able to see or haven’t been able to recognize.

 

Get Help For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

 

Left untreated symptoms of PTSD can develop into alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, violent and reckless behavior. It can threaten your life with suicidal impulses, it can make you feel like your whole world will never be the same, you will never be the same and triggers insecurity and self-worth issues.  Clinical hypnotherapy can help you change all of this.

 

You can book an appointment online for counselling or clinical hypnotherapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment, when you are ready.

 

 

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Mirella DeBoni

Relationship Counselling Specialist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, #1 International Best Selling Author

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