Signs and Symptoms You May not Know are PTSD
The concept of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is used to describe mental health problems that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing an intense traumatic experience such as a sexual assault, natural disaster, combat or car accident.
According to American Psychiatric Association, about 1 in 11 people that have gone through a traumatic experience will have PTSD in their lifetime.
If you have been exposed to an actual or threatened serious injury, sexual violation or death, you might be at a high risk of developing a post-traumatic stress disorder. It is important to early recognize and address PTSD symptoms because this can save you from further suffering.
Early screening of yourself for possible signs and symptoms of PTSD can help you cope with a traumatic experience, get your life back on the track, and stay mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy.
Wondering if you’re symptoms are trauma related? Take this quick 10 question quiz to find out. A score of 4 or higher may suggest that you have symptoms related to a traumatic life experience.
The Common Symptoms of PTSD
While the anxiety and depression symptoms are a huge part of post-traumatic stress disorder, they are not the whole picture. In addition to anxiety and depr