Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD is an illness which develops after an individual experiences or goes through a traumatic experience that causes distress for example a terrorist attack, a war or a serious accident. People with PTSD suffer from nervousness even after the danger is over.
Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) appear after the person experiences the traumatic event. But for some people, it can occur until months or years after the trauma. Symptoms may come and go for many years, or be intermittent. Therefore, you should keep a record of your symptoms and talk to someone you trust.
Some of the signs or symptoms of POST are:
- Flashbacks and intrusive distressing event, including images, sounds, smells, thoughts, feelings and perceptions.
- Difficulty sleeping.
- Attacks of rage.
- A feeling of always being aware of what can happen.
- Difficulty concentrating.
- Exaggerated startle response.
- The feeling that the event is happening, with very vivid images (called “flashback”) and reliving the experience.
- Intense discomfort to any memory of the event.
- Significant gaps in memory: inability to recall parts of the event
- Feeling of detachment (“do not care”) and difficulty caring for other people.
- Feeling no future life.
These changes may appear after a few days of the traumatic experience, but sometimes the person seems to have overcome the event and alterations appear many months after.
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