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PTSD Index Introduction To PTSD Treatments Complex PTSD
When Does PTSD Strike? Understanding the PTSD How does PTSD develop? How Common is PTSD?
How common is PTSD? Symptoms of PTSD Coping With PTSD PTSD & Other Illnesses
Stress & PTSD Can Stress become Unmanageable? Managing Stress with PTSD Steps In Managing Stress in PTSD
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PTSD: The symptoms

Most people who are exposed to a traumatic, stressful event experience some of the symptoms of PTSD in the days and weeks following exposure, but the symptoms generally decrease over time and eventually disappear. However, about 8% of men and 20% of women go on to develop PTSD, and roughly 30% of these individuals develop a chronic form that persists throughout their lifetimes.

Three clusters of symptoms are associated with PTSD:

    Re-experiencing of the traumatic event:
  • Recurring nightmares
  • Intrusive daydreams or flashbacks
  • Dissociative experiences [is there a less technical term for this?]
  • Intensification of symptoms on exposure to reminders of the event
    Avoidance or numbing:
  • Efforts to avoid thoughts, feelings, activities, or situations associated with the trauma
  • Feelings of detachment or alienation
  • Inability to have loving feelings
    Hyperarousal:
  • Exaggerated startle response
  • Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  • Irritability or outbursts of anger
  • Physiological reactions to exposure to reminders of the event

Functional Impairment:

    PTSD often results in impairment of the person's ability to function in social or family situations, including:
  • Occupational instability
  • Marital problems and divorces
  • Discord with family and friends
  • Difficulties in parenting

The course of chronic PTSD usually involves periods of symptom increase followed by remission or decrease, although for some individuals symptoms may be unremitting and severe.

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