What kinds of symptoms should be viewed as indicators of PTSD?
Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!
Once a person has been exposed to a traumatic event, they may experience negative after-effects, otherwise known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Here's a general list of symptoms of PTSD:
1. Reliving the event: nightmares, flashbacks, triggers
2. Avoiding situations that remind you of the event
3. Negative changes in beliefs and feelings
4. Feeling keyed up (hyper-arousal)
I'm providing you with a link to help clarify some of the symptoms. http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/PTSD-overview/basics/symptoms_of_ptsd.asp
The way psychiatrists and psychologists diagnose patients with PTSD is by following a code/manual known as the DSM-5, developed by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Here's the link for that site: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/PTSD-overview/dsm5_criteria_ptsd.asp
Content will be erased after question is completed.
Enter the email address associated with your account, and we will email you a link to reset your password.
Forgot your password?