PTSD Resources

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What Is PTSD?

It’s natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear is part of the body’s “fight-or-flight” response, which helps us avoid or respond to potential danger. People may experience a range of reactions after trauma, and most will recover from their symptoms over time. Those who continue to experience symptoms may be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, known commonly as PTSD.

via the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

What Are the Symptoms?

  • Consistent flashbacks of a traumatic event with physical symptoms such as a fast-beating heart or sweating
  • Recurring memories or dreams related to the traumatic event
  • Distressing thoughts
  • Physical signs of ongoing stress
  • Staying away from places, events, or objects that are reminders of the traumatic event
  • Avoiding thoughts or feelings related to the event
  • Being easily startled and feeling on-edge
  • Difficulty concentrating or staying asleep
  • Irritability or agressive outbursts
  • Persistent negative thoughts and exaggerated feelings of blame towards oneself or others
  • Loss of interests and feelings of social isolation
post-traumatic stress disorder - ptsd resources

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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