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PTSD Checklist

Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that can be trained

Years ago, this diagnosis was only given to people in the military. Now, we understand anyone can suffer from PTSD. This disorder is often misdiagnosed.

Symptoms include:
  • Exaggerated response when startled
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Lack of concentration
  • Lack of trust
  • Irritability and/or angry outbursts
  • Restricted range of emotions – trouble having loving feelings
  • Loss of memory for important parts of the traumatic experience(s)
  • Lack of interest in significant activities
  • Isolation
  • Feeling detached from others
  • Sense of doom
  • Nightmares and or recurrent dreams of the event(s) or are symbolic
  • Recurrent distressing images, thoughts, feelings, or perceptions of past trauma
  • Acts and feels like they are reliving versus remembering past event(s) when exposed to external or internal reminders. This reliving is experienced in a third person perception.
  • Flashbacks
  • Hypervigilant, always on guard
  • Numbing behaviors which may include addictions, constant business, avoiding people, places, things, activities and thoughts associated with past trauma(s)
  • Controlling
  • Disassociation which includes feelings of watching your life instead of being in it
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