How I knew I had PTSD
Re-living the event (also called flashbacks or re-experiencing): Memories of trauma can come back at any time. You may have nightmares or feel like you are going through the experience all over again.
Avoidance: You try to stay away from things that remind you of the event…including discussing it with a counselor, friends or family.
Feeling numb: You find it hard to express your feelings, and you may not be interested in spending time with family and friends.
Feeling keyed up (also called hyperarousal): You may be constantly on guard, startle or get angry all of a sudden.
PTSD Treatment can help.
Click on Veterans to hear how they knew they had PTSD.