Signs and Symptoms of PTSD

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Learn the four types of symptoms that relate to PTSD and what you should look for.


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Signs and Symptoms of PTSD:

Signs and Symptoms of PTSD

PTSD symptoms:

PTSD symptoms Symptoms usually start soon after the traumatic event, but they may not appear until months or years later. They also may come and go over many years. If the symptoms last longer than 4 weeks, cause you great distress, or interfere with your work or home life, you might have PTSD.

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There are four types of symptoms of PTSD

Reliving the event :

Reliving the event You may have bad memories or nightmares. You even may feel like you're going through the event again. This is called a flashback. Avoiding situations that remind you of the event You may try to avoid situations or people that trigger memories of the traumatic event. You may even avoid talking or thinking about the event.

Feeling numb :

Feeling numb You may find it hard to express your feelings. Or, you may not be interested in activities you used to enjoy. This is another way to avoid memories.

Feeling keyed up :

Feeling keyed up You may be jittery, or always alert and on the lookout for danger. This is known as hyperarousal .

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