Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ~ 4 ~ Triggers



A trigger is a series of events that stirs up the difficult and unpleasant memories of the past and often awakens our flight or fight mechanisms. Images, words, music, activity or any combination thereof can result in an episode of extreme emotion such as anger, grief, and sometimes even deep sorrow. The sufferer of PTSD is sensitized to an unusual degree by a nervous system that is overloaded and can often present in ways that are unusual. Recognizing and being able to judge what is a reasonable emotional response to a given situation may be a skill that the sufferer of PTSD must re-learn.

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