Some of the Common symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress
Have you been feeling?
- On edge
Have you had thoughts like?
- I can’t do this
- It was my fault
- I should have died
- I can’t see the point in anything any more
- I am not in control anymore
- I am going to die
- I am going crazy
- This should not have happened
- It’s not worth going on
Have you noticed?
- An increase or decrease in appetite
- You are spending more time alone or avoid spending time alone
- You are sleeping too much or too little and experiencing nightmares
- You have stopped doing the things you enjoy
- You lack in energy
- Poor concentration or poor memory
- You are worrying more
- You are avoiding people, places or situations
- You are engaging in unhelpful behaviours like excessively drinking or smoking
- You are arguing with those you care about more
- You are experiencing u
- Are hyper alert and easily startled
Possible causes of Post-Traumatic Stress
- Stressful life events – These can be unwelcome or traumatic, such as being attacked/abused.
- Previous mental health difficulties– this may make you more susceptible to developing Post Traumatic Stress
- Previous trauma – this may make you more susceptible to developing Post Traumatic Stress
- Biological and psychological – your mind and body may have not processed the traumatic experience fully resulting in Post Traumatic Stress symptoms
How common is Post-Traumatic Stress?
- 5% of men and 10% of women are affected by Post Traumatic Stress at some time in their life and this can happen at any age.
- About 40% of people with Post Traumatic Stress develop it as a result of someone close to them suddenly dying.
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