WHAT ARE THE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER ( PTSD )?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST/COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Most people with PTSD try to avoid
any reminders or thoughts of the ordeal, many people repeatedly re-experience
the ordeal in the form of flashback episodes, memories, nightmares, or
frightening thoughts, especially when they are exposed to events or objects
reminiscent of the trauma. Anniversaries of the event can also trigger
symptoms.

Re-experiencing Trauma

Re-experiencing means that the
survivor continues to have the same mental, emotional, and physical experiences
that occurred during or just after the trauma. This includes thinking about the
trauma, seeing images of the event, feeling agitated, and having physical
sensations like those that occurred during the trauma.

To re-experience the trauma is to feel and act as if the trauma were happening again. Sufferers: feel as if they are in danger and may experience panic sensations, want to escape, become angry, or want to attack or harm someone else. Because they are anxious and physically agitated…

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