Question by  sir (20)

What are the symptoms of post traumatic syndrome?


Answer by  OceanTiara (158)

Some of the symptoms are avoiding situations, people, places that remind the sufferer of previous trauma. Running away is a major symptom. Recurring nightmares, reliving the event(s) also is common. Rage is often present in sever cases. The sufferer can also become distant to those around him. PTSD varies.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

Symptoms usually begin about 3 months after the event and include anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares, denial, emotional numbness, difficulty with relationships, trouble concentrating, memory problems, loss of hope for the future, irritability, insomnia, overwhelming shame/guilt, hallucinations, being easily frightened/startled, and self-destructive or reckless behaviour such as increased alcohol consumption. See a doctor if symptoms are severe or persistent.


Answer by  lcapurro812 (237)

One symptom of PTSD is lack of memory for a traumatic event. Details of the event are stored in the subconscious but the brain must "deal" with the event regardlesss. This can manifest overtly in the form of behaviors that exaggerate the event. For example, if someone has PTSD following a rape they may act promiscuously and not understand why.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

PTSD sufferers continually re-live the experience in nightmares or flashbacks or both. They live in fear of and avoid any person or place that is a reminder of the initial traums. They are easily startled, have trouble sleeping, are often angry for no apparent reason, and find it difficult to concentrate.


Answer by  John (9008)

Post traumatic stress syndrome has a number of symptoms, and a person suffering from it may not have all of them. The biggest requirement is a stressful past event, such as combat or assault. Hyper-vigilance is another common symptom, as are nightmares and being unable to think of anything other than the incident. Mood instability is another common symptom.

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