The Most Common Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms

PTSD is often associated with a set of prevalent symptoms that characterize the contraction of PTSD. Though the incidence of this disorder is rare, it is likely to cause a heavy disruption of the daily routine. Usually, this disorder gets induced immediately after the exposure to the traumatic event or even months/years after the exposure to the terrifying occurrence. A patient is generally diagnosed with PTSD only when the symptoms are visible for a prolonged period that might be more than a 4 week timeframe. Let us raze through those details in this article, for that would increase your awareness in the arena of PTSD.

Prevalent Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms

The predominant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms can be categorized into three major categories constituting flashbacks, restiveness and dissociation.

Flashbacks: These constitute the reminiscence of the terrific event that occurred in the past. It can be in the form of nightmares or avoidance of the triggers that induces the remembrance of the bad memories of the past. Seeing a newspaper advertisement about a plane or a train accident can remind a lone survivor of the annihilating traumatic accident that he experienced in the past or the screeching brake sound of a vehicle can be reminiscent of a brutal accident that took the toll of the lone surviving patient's beloved family members. The sound of crackers can even be a reminder of the havoc wreaked by bombing to which the patient was exposed to.

Such flashbacks often pave way to an inexplicable sense of fear or a noisy shout out that seems to be a relief for the patient confronting the flashback.

Restiveness: Feeling of jumpiness results in abnormal reactions of the individual to the usual occurrence in life. The patient might find it tough to sleep for the fear of getting into the trauma once again. Difficulty in concentrating on anything that is happening currently, getting startled by very trivial noises, becoming angry and irritated for nothing, inability to control emotions are samples of restive feelings that prove to be the common post traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

Dissociation: This is one of the very common and the most likely post traumatic stress disorder symptoms in adults. The victims of PTSD find it tough to mingle with others. Developing or reinforcing an already existing bondage with the beloved family members goes for a toss. Changed behavioral traits that are a part and parcel of PTSD often surprise the near and dear ones around. New engulfing feelings of shame, hopelessness and despair settle in.

In case of post traumatic stress disorder in children, the stress disorder symptoms include the exhibition of the horrifying experience via stories, plays and drawings. They tend to become belligerent all of a sudden. They find it tough to sleep and get into unexpected and sudden problems with learned habits like toilet trainings too.

When you confront such scenarios, it is imperative that the patient should be taken to a doctor for immediate treatment, for that would help him in getting relieved of the agony within the earliest possible timeframe.

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