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Symptoms

Recurrent memory of the traumatic event which affects normal functioning is one of the characteristic symptoms of PTSD. The images or flashbacks of the trauma keep haunting the victims. Flashbacks can happen at anytime, even at night – the effects are so real to a victim of PTSD. Survivors of accidents or terrorist attacks may keep reliving the trauma, trapped in fear and unable to move on.

Some of the symptoms to watch out for are:

1.      Emotional aloofness or detachment

People with PTSD have a problem connecting with family members. They are emotionally drained out as they are constantly plagued by thoughts of their trauma. As their emotional systems are working overtime, they don’t seem to have the energy or interest in their family members. They tend to keep away from places or people that remind them of their trauma. These feelings could affect their normal functioning. Children with PTSD may be unable to develop social relationships and forge bonds. 

2.      Hyperactive starter reflex or a state of jumpiness

Most of us may react to a sudden noise by being startled, but victims of PTSD can simply jump out of their skin. They are sensitive to danger and are always in a state of alert. They cannot relax as they are always in anticipation of danger; this may hamper their ability to work or concentrate and may even affect their sleep.

Other common symptoms of PTSD include anger and irritability, substance abuse, depression, suicidal thoughts, headaches, stomach disorders and chest pain.

Symptoms which immediately follow the experience of a traumatic event and last for two days may be called Acute Stress Disorder, which is very much like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Symptoms which begin in the weeks, months or years after the stressful event has occurred and lasts for more than a month is  called  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

A good example of PTSD is the veterans of World War II, who experienced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder nearly fifty years after the war was over during their retirement. War veterans were unable to adjust to life, experiencing recurrent flashbacks of the combat.

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Every woman has some type of permanent damage somewhere, every woman was abused every woman is destitute. The problem is the LAWYERS they know the judge is listening for buzz words. THE LIEING HAS TO STOP!! ,because when a woman like yourself who has a legitimate clam of abuse. Appear in court it sounds like the 1000 other stories. Abuse cannot be just a buzz word that the lawyers use to get the judges ear. It should stop. Regards, Cliff Merchant MD
cliff_merchant Saturday, August 27, 2011
It’s important that those who have PTSD find a way to deal with it, and there needs to be a larger discussion of what can be done.

I’m working with a company called Prescription Audio (www.prescriptionaudio.com) who is making all of their PTSD products available at a 20% discount for Cyber Monday by using this code: CYBER20

If anyone can take advantage of this I hope it is helpful.

adaml Monday, November 30, 2009

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