Symptoms

Symptoms of PTSD & Anxiety

 

  • Self-regulation through sex, drugs, alcohol, exercise, prayer, meditation, food, TV, etc
  • Avoiding memories
  • Keeping busy
  • Avoiding situations that remind you of the trauma
  • Repressing memories (being unable to remember aspects of the event)
  • Feeling detached, cut off and emotionally numb
  • Being unable to express affection
  • Feeling there’s no point in planning for the future
  • Being easily upset or angry
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Irritability and aggressive behaviour
  • Lack of concentration
  • Extreme alertness
  • Panic
  • Anxiety
  • Being easily startle
  • Reliving aspects of the trauma
  • Vivid flashbacks (feeling that the trauma is happening all over again)
  • Intrusive thoughts and images
  • Nightmares
  • Intense distress at real or symbolic reminders of the trauma

Trauma-Based Syndromes

 

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Lupus
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Epstein Barr
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Colitis
  • Tourette’s
  • Chronic Pain
  • Restless Leg

Do you recognize any of these qualities in yourself

 

  • Self-sabotage
  • Progress followed by pull-back
  • Shyness
  • Lack of confidence
  • Regret
  • Social anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Feeling defeated
  • A sense of futility
  • Perfectionism
  • Fear of incompetence
  • Fear of being seen or not being heard
  • Vicious cycles
  • Habituated patterns
  • Addictions
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
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