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Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The following are some of the symptoms of PTSD. If you experience any or all of these symptoms, you need not continue to suffer with them. Please contact us for assistance.

  1. You feel like you are numb, or in a daze. People and experiences do not feel real to you, and/or feel like they are happening at a distance from you. You feel like you are watching yourself live your life, instead of living it. You find yourself unable to remember significant parts of the trauma.

  2. You keep re-experiencing the traumatic event. You may have recurrent images of it which you can't get out of your mind. You may dream about it at night, or, in the daytime and awake, feel like you are reliving the experience. You may become extremely anxious or distressed should you encounter anything which reminds you of the traumatic event.

  3. You will spend considerable amounts of energy avoiding anything that reminds you of the event. These may be people, topics of conversation, places, activities, etc.

  4. You show marked symptoms of anxiety or nervousness. Examples of these are difficulty sleeping, irritability, poor concentration, hyper-vigilance (constantly scanning your environment for danger), exaggerated startle response, restlessness, etc.

  5. You have difficulty functioning socially or occupationally. You have difficulty getting the assistance that you need, or telling your family or friends and getting them to help you get assistance.

  6. You have difficulty with substance abuse (drugs or alcohol) or compulsive over-eating.


If you experience any or all of these symptoms, you need not continue to suffer with them. There are now extremely effective treatment tools. One of the most effective of these is Eye Movement and Desensitization (EMDR). Click here for more information on EMDR therapy.

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