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Do you have any of these signs, symptoms and conditions
How many of these do you experience?
Have you lived through a scary and dangerous situation considered a traumatic event?
Sometimes, all of a sudden, I feel like the event is happening over again. and I never know when this will occur.
I have nightmares and bad memories of the terrifying event.
I stay away from places that remind me of the event.
I jump and feel very upset when something happens without warning.
I have a hard time trusting or feeling close to other people. I get mad very easily.
I feel guilty because others died and I lived.
I have ongoing trouble sleeping and my muscles are tense.
If you said yes to some of these problems, you may have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
PTSD is a real illness that needs to be treated. Like any trauma the longer it remains unhealed and untreated, the more issues and illness it can have on you.
Many people who have been through a frightening experience. It's not your fault and you don't have to suffer.
1. What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
PTSD is a real illness. People may get PTSD after living through a disturbing or frightening experience. It can be treated, with medical intervention , various types of therapies, and self-care.
You can get PTSD after you have been:
Raped or sexually abused
Hit or harmed by someone in your family
A victim of a violent crime
In an airplane or car crash
In a hurricane, tornado, or fire
In a war, or similar chaotic and violent event (riot, natural disaster)
In an event where you thought you might be killed or after you have seen any of these events. If you have PTSD, you often have nightmares or scary thoughts about the experience you went through.
You may feel angry and unable to trust or care about other people. You may always be on the lookout for danger. You can feel very upset when something happens suddenly or without warning.
2. When does PTSD start and how long does it last?
For most people, PTSD starts within about three months of the event. For some people, signs of PTSD do not show up until years later. PTSD can happen to anyone at any age. Even children can have it.
Some people get better within six months, while others may have the illness for much longer.
3. Am I the only person with this condition?
No. You are not alone. In any year, 5.2 million Americans that we know of and many more we don't and from all over the world have PTSD.
4. What can I do to help myself?
Talk to your doctor about the experience that upset you.
Tell you doctor if you have scary memories, if you feel sad, if you have trouble sleeping, or if you are angry all the time.
Tell your doctor, therapist or other professional if these problems keep you from doing everyday things and living your life.
It can help explain how you feel. Ask your doctor for a checkup to make sure you don't have some other illness. Ask your doctor if he or she has helped people with PTSD. Special training helps doctors treat people with PTSD. If your doctor doesn't have special training, ask for the name of a doctor or counselor who does.
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5. What can a doctor or counselor (therapist, coach, spiritual worker) do to help me?
Yes, absolutely. You can find the right professional to help you deal with your trauma. You have the right the find the person that can show you the path to healing and live in balance again.
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