Symptoms

Symptoms for PTSD

General lists online

Flow chart of symptoms http://www.tbbf.org/ptsd-signs-symptoms-flow-chart/01-2014

WebMed  http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/tc/post-traumatic-stress-disorder–symptoms

Web Med has a form you can rate yourself then take it to your doctor.  http://img.webmd.com/dtmcms/live/webmd/consumer_assets/site_images/media/pdf/hw/form_ug4423.pdf

Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/basics/symptoms/con-20022540

NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

US Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/PTSD-overview/basics/symptoms_of_ptsd.asp

Specific symptoms

1. Re-experiencing symptoms:

Flashbacks

Bad Dreams

Frightening Thoughts

2. Avoidance symptoms:

Staying away from places, events, or objects that are reminders of the experience

Feeling emotionally numb

Feeling strong guilt, depression, or worry

Losing interest in activities that were enjoyable in the past

Having trouble remembering the dangerous event.

3. Hyperarousal symptoms:

Being easily startled

Feeling tense or “on edge”

Having difficulty sleeping, and/or having angry outbursts.

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