Monday, May 10, 2010

PTSD (Post Tramautic Stress Disorder)


sleep disturbances
feeling jittery or “on guard”
being easily startled
loss of interest in things they used to enjoy
general lack of responsiveness
feeling numb
trouble feeling affectionate
irritability, more aggressive than before, or even violent
avoiding certain places or situations that bring back memories
flashbacks or intrusive images (flashbacks can come in the form of images, sounds, smells, or feelings; a person usually believes that the traumatic event is happening all over again)
losing touch with reality
reenactment of an event for a period of seconds or hours or, very rarely, days
problems in school
difficulty concentrating
worry about dying at an early age
regressive behaviors
acting younger than their age (i.e., thumb sucking, bedwetting)
physical symptoms (i.e., headaches, stomach aches)

PTSD can occur at any age and be accompanied by:

substance abuse

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