Post-traumatic Stress involves experiencing bursts of anxiety, stress and other specific symptoms that occur after a person has a major emotional shock following a stressful event, that is, a trauma. The person could be experiencing Post-traumatic stress symptoms if he/she has experienced or seen something that involved death, injury, torture or abuse. Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress can include;
- feeling very frightened or helpless
- having upsetting memories or dreams of the event or other issues
- finding it hard to go about daily life
- avoiding activities that are a reminder of the event
- feeling less interested in previously enjoyable things
- having trouble feeling intensely positive emotions
- thinking less about the future
- having difficulty sleeping
- becoming easily angered or irritated
- having trouble concentrating
- feeling on edge or on guard
- being easily startled.
Many people experience a lessening of these symptoms as time passes but some people develop PTSD which is a potentially more serious condition.
The skilled psychologists at Ritchie & Associates can help you to manage Post-traumatic symptoms and provide treatment for PTSD. Please contact us so that we are able to help you to help yourself with PTSD.