Do I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? How to Treat it ?



This video is an introduction to PTSD. I cover
1-What is PTSD
2-Why we have PTSD
3-What happens in the PTSD Brain / why flashbacks and nightmares happen?
4- 2 Most Commonly used treatments of PTSD ; Re-living & EMDR.

As promised in the video, here are some common symptoms of PTSD below.
However, if you have these symptoms, doesn’t automatically mean you have PTSD.
But If you find your self troubled after a traumatic event and experiencing at least 3 or more from the list below. Please seek professional help. In the mean time, hope you enjoy the video 🙂

Reliving aspects of what happened

This can include:

vivid flashbacks (feeling like the trauma is happening right now)
intrusive thoughts or images
nightmares
intense distress at real or symbolic reminders of the trauma
physical sensations such as pain, sweating, nausea or trembling
Alertness or feeling on edge

This can include:

panicking when reminded of the trauma
being easily upset or angry
extreme alertness, also sometimes called ‘hypervigilance’
disturbed sleep or a lack of sleep
irritability or aggressive behaviour
finding it hard to concentrate – including on simple or everyday tasks
being jumpy or easily startled
self-destructive behaviour or recklessness
other symptoms of anxiety
Avoiding feelings or memories

This can include:

feeling like you have to keep busy
avoiding anything that reminds you of the trauma
being unable to remember details of what happened
feeling emotionally numb or cut off from your feelings
feeling physically numb or detached from your body
being unable to express affection
using alcohol or drugs to avoid memories
Difficult beliefs or feelings

This can include:

feeling like you can’t trust anyone
feeling like nowhere is safe
feeling like nobody understands
blaming yourself for what happened
overwhelming feelings of anger, sadness, guilt or shame

Source: Youtube