Five Symptoms of P.T.S.D.

Ever wonder what a few symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder consists of?  Well, here are five symptoms of P.T.S.D. which may help you better identify and cope with the stress.

  • Anxiety
  • Uncontrollable crying
  • Nightmares
  • Hyper vigilant
  • Alienation

Yes, these symptoms can be attributed to other medical ailments but at least it gives you an idea of what P.T.S.D. partly consists of and will allow you to identify areas where someone might need help.  It dose not mean your crazy.  It dose not mean you will not recover.  It dose not mean you have to go to a mental health facility. Of course, these symptoms rely on a traumatic incident or incidents someone may have witnessed and or been involved in.  The critical incident may have been a one time incident or a continuous series of events.  Police, Fire, EMS, Dispatchers, Military soldiers are just a few on the front lines type of people who suffer greatly from P.T.S.D. in today’s mean world.  If you find yourself experiencing any of the five symptoms please make an appointment to see a counselor in order to get more answers.  If you’re a police officer and or firefighters, be careful of telling your personal physician as they will tell you it is patient/doctor privileged communication, that is not exactly true…your medical records will follow you everywhere and they can be subpoenaed.

However, if you see a counselor there is no such records being kept, however, the counselor can be subpoenaed to give a deposition.  I tell you these things not to scare you but to help you.  Unfortunately, most states do not recognize P.T.S.D. and will not afford you benefits so please keep this in mind.  Bottom line, is none of this should matter if you or someone you know needs help then go to your doctor right away!

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