PTSD Symptoms

  • Recurrent nightmares, intense distress, or upsetting memories of a traumatic event or events
  • Physical reactions such as rapid pulse, heavy breathing, sweating, muscle tension, or nausea when reminded of the trauma
  • Depression and loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed
  • Memory loss of events connected to the trauma
  • Feeling distant from others and emotionally numb
  • An overwhelming sense of guilt or shame
  • Hypersensitivity to noises (feeling jumpy or easily startled)
  • Inability to focus
  • Hypervigilance (feeling constantly “on guard”)
  • Insomnia
  • Avoidance of conversations, people, and places that remind you of the trauma
  • Feelings of hopelessness about the future
  • Irritability and aggression

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