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22 Signs of PTSD

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  1. Lack of interest in activities once enjoyed.
  2. Feelings of intense distress when reminded of the trauma.
  3. An inability to imagine a positive future.
  4. Physical pain that migrates throughout the body.
  5. Not seeking help to avoid discussing or thinking about the abuse.
  6. Overwhelming feelings of sadness, fear, despair, guilt or self-hatred.
  7. Any signs of depression.
  8. Trouble concentrating.
  9. Thinking the world is more dangerous than it is.
  10. Avoiding places or situations that serve as reminders.
  11. Intense physical reactions to reminders (e.g. pounding heart, rapid breathing, nausea, muscle tension, sweating).
  12. Flashbacks or nightmares of the abuse.
  13. Outbursts of anger.
  14. Being startled by loud noises or surprises.
  15. See, hear or smell something that triggers memory.
  16. Emotional numbness.
  17. Agitation or irritability.
  18. Jittery or always on alert for danger.
  19. Not being able to trust others.
  20. Forgetting parts of traumatic events.
  21. Difficulty sleeping.
  22. Loss of interest in other people and the outside world.