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PTSD - The Signs & Symptoms

ACTIVE BEAT (by kgeorge)

According to mental health professionals, post-traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD) is a mental condition that results in a series of emotional and physical reactions in individuals who have either witnessed or experienced a traumatic event.

Events that cause the individual to fear for personal life and well being—such as a car collision or other accident, a physical or sexual assault, long term abuse, torture, a natural disaster, living in a war zone, or life-altering experiences like the death of a loved one—can all spur the following PTSD symptoms…

  1. Physical Pain

  2. Flashbacks

  3. Depression or Anxiety

  4. Withdrawal

  5. Avoidance

  6. Repression

  7. Emotional Numbing

  8. Hyper Arousal

  9. Irritability

  10. Guilt and Shame

  11. Behavior Changes

  12. Mood Swings

  13. Hypervigilant

  14. Easily Startled

  15. Symptoms Last Longer Than 3 Months

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