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How do you know if a soldier has PTSD?
Having nightmares, vivid memories, or flashbacks of the event that make you feel like it’s happening all over again. Feeling emotionally cut off from others. Feeling numb or losing interest in things you used to care about. Feeling constantly on guard.
What are the key criteria for diagnosing post traumatic stress disorder?
Persistent negative emotional state (e.g. fear, horror, anger, guilt or shame). Markedly diminished interest in (pre-traumatic) significant activities. Feelings of detachment or estrangement from others. Persistent inability to experience positive emotions (happiness, satisfaction, or love).
What are 3 physical symptoms that you could experience from a psychological trauma?
This can include:
- panicking when reminded of the trauma.
- being easily upset or angry.
- extreme alertness, also sometimes called ‘hypervigilance’
- disturbed sleep or a lack of sleep.
- irritability or aggressive behaviour.
- finding it hard to concentrate – including on simple or everyday tasks.
- being jumpy or easily startled.
What is C PTSD symptoms?
Symptoms of complex PTSD
- feelings of shame or guilt.
- difficulty controlling your emotions.
- periods of losing attention and concentration (dissociation)
- physical symptoms, such as headaches, dizziness, chest pains and stomach aches.
- cutting yourself off from friends and family.
- relationship difficulties.
What are the 4 major clusters of PTSD?
DSM-5 pays more attention to the behavioral symptoms that accompany PTSD and proposes four distinct diagnostic clusters instead of three. They are described as re-experiencing, avoidance, negative cognitions and mood, and arousal.
What happens if PTSD is left untreated?
Untreated PTSD from any trauma is unlikely to disappear and can contribute to chronic pain, depression, drug and alcohol abuse and sleep problems that impede a person’s ability to work and interact with others.
How does a person with PTSD Act?
People with PTSD have intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience that last long after the traumatic event has ended. They may relive the event through flashbacks or nightmares; they may feel sadness, fear or anger; and they may feel detached or estranged from other people.