DO I HAVE PTSD? 4 SIGNS TO WATCH FOR
RELIVING THE PASTOne of the key signs for someone with PTSD, is that they relive moments in the past as if they were happening right now. This may result in nightmares, but it can also happen during waking hours, too.
CHANGES IN LIFE OUTLOOKAfter experiencing some level of trauma like servicemembers often do when deployed, a person with PTSD would have a very drastic change to their worldview. Those with PTSD may feel very strong negative emotions and have trouble trusting others.
AVOIDING SPECIFIC SITUATIONSOften, those with PTSD try to avoid certain events that may trigger a moment of reexperiencing the trauma or produce strong emotions bybringing the trauma to remeberance. Talking about the trauma is often very hard to do, and those with PTSD tend to avoid talking about it.
ALWAYS FEELING ON ALERTBecause of a new negative outlook, those with PTSD often do not trust anyone including those that they may have previously trusted. They can become hyper vigilant and see many non-threatening events, people, or items as life-threatening.