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People with PTSD have intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience that last long after the traumatic event has ended. They may relive the event through flashbacks or nightmares; they may feel sadness, fear or anger; and they may feel detached or estranged from other people.

What are the 5 signs of PTSD?

  • A life-threatening event. This includes a perceived-to-be life threatening event. …

  • Internal reminders of the event. These symptoms typically present as nightmares or flashbacks. …

  • Avoidance of external reminders. …

  • Altered anxiety state. …

  • Changes in mood or thinking.

How can I help myself with PTSD?

  1. Learn about trauma and PTSD.

  2. Join a PTSD support group.

  3. Practice relaxation techniques.

  4. Pursue outdoor activities.

  5. Confide in a person you trust.

  6. Spend time with positive people.

  7. Avoid alcohol and drugs.

  8. Enjoy the peace of nature.

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