Check out the signs to know if you are suffering from PTSD
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PTSD is post-traumatic stress disorder.
PTSD occurs when you suffer through a traumatic event in the past, and the traumatic event keeps resurfacing when certain triggers are presented.
Here are 10 signs that you are suffering from PTSD.
Keep swiping to know the 10 signs that you are suffering from PTSD.
The person experiences the traumatic event repeatedly as if it is recurring on a loop.
The person may experience scenes, memories, feelings or bodily sensations as if it is occurring repeatedly on a loop.
The person may feel that they are still stuck in the nightmare of the traumatic event.
The traumatic memories may occur as recurring flashbacks when the person is awake. They may feel as if they have been taken back to the traumatic event again.
The person may experience repeated nightmares about the event.
The traumatic events start to reoccur as nightmares. The person may see the same event or modified versions of the traumatic incidence.
Anxiety attacks, panic attacks, breathlessness etc.
The most common physical symptoms of PTSD are:
High emotional reaction to anything that reminds the person of the traumatic event.
Others may not be able to establish the connection but the PTSD sufferer will feel emotionally distraught at anything that reminds them of the trauma.
The affected persons feel that no one understands their side of the story.
They prefer to stay at home, avoid social interactions and finally, isolate themselves from their loved ones.
The person feels that the future will never get better.
The affected person starts to loose hope in future. They feel that things will never get better. Their life is meaningless and worthless.
Stems from the feeling of hopelessness.
Constantly being surrounded by negative thoughts not only makes people feel hopeless, but also pushes people to think about ending their life.
The person finds it hard to properly remember the events of the past.
The defense mechanism of the brain tends to block the events of the traumatic event. Thus, the person cannot remember the traumatic event clearly. They can only remember them in flashes or scenes.
Difficulty feeling happy, content, or any kind of positive emotion.
The person starts to feel lifeless from within. they do not fell anger, sadness, happiness or any other form of emotion.
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EMDR therapy has been shown to successfully solve trauma related issues in patients.