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What are the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder to look for?

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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine
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In brief: There are many

There are 3 symptom clusters: intrusive recollections, avoidant/numbing symptoms, and hyper-arousal symptoms.
These must last over 1 month long and cause functional distress in the person's life. Please see http://www.Ptsd.Va.Gov/professional/pages/dsm-iv-tr-ptsd.Asp for the full dsm criteria and symptoms.

In brief: There are many

There are 3 symptom clusters: intrusive recollections, avoidant/numbing symptoms, and hyper-arousal symptoms.
These must last over 1 month long and cause functional distress in the person's life. Please see http://www.Ptsd.Va.Gov/professional/pages/dsm-iv-tr-ptsd.Asp for the full dsm criteria and symptoms.
Dr. James Chen
Dr. James Chen
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Dr Chen

Provided an excellent answer. Are you fearful and hypervigilant? Jump a mile high if someone comes up behind you or there is a loud noise? Are you avoiding the people who are important to you? Do you avoid people, places or things that remind you of the trauma? Do you find yourself pushing away intrusive memory or feelings? Are you emotionally numb some of the time & enraged at others?

In brief: Dr Chen

Provided an excellent answer. Are you fearful and hypervigilant? Jump a mile high if someone comes up behind you or there is a loud noise? Are you avoiding the people who are important to you? Do you avoid people, places or things that remind you of the trauma? Do you find yourself pushing away intrusive memory or feelings? Are you emotionally numb some of the time & enraged at others?
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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