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How do you know if you have true post-traumatic stress disorder?
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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
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In brief: PTSD symptoms
If you have undergone an experience that is overwhelming and you subsequently have noticed changes in you personality/day to day attitude, you may be suffering ptsd.
One can shut down emotionally - numb out, and alternately become hypervigilant - scanning the world expecting a recurrence. Intrusive symptoms are the hallmark and can include: nightmares, startling easily, flashbacks, affect storms.

In brief: PTSD symptoms
If you have undergone an experience that is overwhelming and you subsequently have noticed changes in you personality/day to day attitude, you may be suffering ptsd.
One can shut down emotionally - numb out, and alternately become hypervigilant - scanning the world expecting a recurrence. Intrusive symptoms are the hallmark and can include: nightmares, startling easily, flashbacks, affect storms.
Dr. K. Olson
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: In general, PTSD can
Develop after involvement in a life threatening or horrific experience (s).
This can lead to reliving (nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive memories), avoidance (of people, places or things that trigger painful memories or feelings) ; ^'ed arousal (hypervigilance, ^'ed startle, etc). To really know if you have ptsd - recommend evaluation by a psychiatrist or a psychologist who is experienced w ptsd.

In brief: In general, PTSD can
Develop after involvement in a life threatening or horrific experience (s).
This can lead to reliving (nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive memories), avoidance (of people, places or things that trigger painful memories or feelings) ; ^'ed arousal (hypervigilance, ^'ed startle, etc). To really know if you have ptsd - recommend evaluation by a psychiatrist or a psychologist who is experienced w ptsd.
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