Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have experienced a traumatic event that is outside the range of normal human experience. Such instances can include:

  • War
  • Rape
  • Sexual or physical abuse
  • Near-death experience
  • Natural disasters

Some Manifestations of PTSD Include:

  • Flashbacks
  • The need to avoid any reminders of the event
  • A general numbing of emotion
  • Panic attacks
  • Feelings of helplessness

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Self-Assessment Quick Quiz

Take a moment to answer these quick questions and see if you’re at risk for—or currently suffering from—post-traumatic stress disorder:

  • Have you experienced or witnessed a life-threatening event that caused intense fear, helplessness or horror?
  • Do you experience the event in at least one of the following ways?
    • Repeated distressing memories and/or dreams?
    • Feeling as though the event is happening again?
    • Intense physical and/or emotional distress when you are exposed to things that remind you of the event?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, there’s a chance you’re suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To learn how the Panic/Anxiety/Recovery Center can help you, or to schedule a consultation, please call us at (312) 543-4793