What To Expect With PTSD

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Typical Symptoms

If you or someone you care about is struggling with PTSD, it’s important to educate yourself about what kind of things will happen during recovery. This way, it can better prepare you and give you the tools and coping mechanisms that you need to deal with the disorder. Here are some of the most common and damaging symptoms involved in post-traumatic stress disorder:

Nightmares involving the traumatic event – triggers that cause flashbacks and unwanted memories that flood the brain. It’s helpful to identify these triggers as soon as possible to prevent flashbacks

Negative thinking and extreme paranoia – the traumatic event can cause the patient to have negative thoughts and develop a general distrust in others and the world as a whole

  • The traumatic event in question can become fuzzy and broken up
  • Inability to concentrate and relax, making it hard to focus, sleep, or go in public without being jumpy or paranoid
  • source: theodysseyonline.com