Five Signs of PTSD (Disorder must be caused by an outside event – such as combat, trauma, or witnessing an event, plus cumulative trauma for case workers, reporters for e.g.)

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Five Signs of PTSD (Disorder must be caused by an outside event – such as combat, trauma, or witnessing an event, plus cumulative trauma for case workers, reporters for e.g.)

Summary:
Childhood trauma case study 1.- nightmares, flashback & panic attacks
– people did
Symptoms:
1) Intrusion or re-experiencing – flashbacks – So realistic and you really live the traumatic experience – There are often triggers
2) Hyper arousal or reactivity – Constantly on edge & paranoid about perceived danger & self-harm/aggression to self/others
3) Avoidance (places, memories, strong emotions) – Can use AOD to not feel
4) Negative thoughts about the self, others and the world are universal in PTSD
– They can also take the form of asking questions why
– The future is often not able to be seen
5) Dissociation: Feeling of being detached from who you are & your own body; The feeling that you are not real – for example not recognising yourself in the mirror; The world itself may not seem real – as if things were not really happening
– This is the brains way of getting away from the trauma

Source: Savvy Psychologist Podcast 21 October 2016

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