Symptoms of PTSD
- Flashbacks of the ordeal
- Memories of the ordeal
- Frightening Thoughts when exposed to things that remind a person of the trauma
- Anniversaries of the event can tigger symptoms
- Emotional Numbness
- Sleep Disturbances
- Outbursts of Anger
- Avoiding Reminders of Ordel
- Feeling Detached
- Risk-Taking/Self Harm
- Breakdown of Body
If you think you have PTSD please talk to your doctor. Symptoms of PTSD need to present for at least one month to be considered PTSD.
PTSD=Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Traumatic=Life and Death Danger or a Horrible Violaion or Loss
Stress=The Body's Alarm System
Disorder=Interferes with Normal Living
PTSD means that after that Danger is gone, the bodies alarm system doesn't shut off. It is like being stressed all the time.
Here are some Chronic Stress/Alarm Symptoms; Terror, Rage, Abandoned, Pressured, Pain, Emptiness, Defeated
After living with PTSD,one tends to have negitive strategies, which include isolation, Drinking and Drugging, cutting, sleep to little/much, and eat to little/much. There are more maladaptive coping strategies now listed here. With therpy these negative coping strategies will turn into positve coping skills.
It is importent to recognize when one has emotional shut down thoughts/patterns. One should seek professional help when one two or more of these thoughts occur. These are thoughts one would have during an emotional shut down.
-Everything has to Be All or Nothing
-The Glass is Entirely Empty
-I'm a Trauma Magnet
-I Spoil Everything
-Everything Goes Wrong
-Put Off Everything untill Tomorrow
-No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
-Do unto Others Before They Do unto You
-Never Trust Anyone
-Give 'em an inch, They Take a Mile
-Never Let Yourself Care about Someone because they are Here Today and Gone Tomorrow
-My way or the Highway
-I will not be ignored
Facts About PTSD
-3.6 Percent of U.S. Adults 18-54 have PTSD
-PTSD can occur at any age.
-Children who are abused are more likely to have PTSD.
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