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:
- Sexual or physical abuse
- Near-death experience
- Natural disasters
Some manifestations of PTSD include:
- 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 312-642-7952 or fill out our contact form.