Posted: 19 November 2014 Updated: 16 December 2017
How does my post-traumatic stress disorder affect my life?
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a specific form of anxiety with relatively predictable symptoms and predictable triggers of the symptoms. I have lost nearly all of my personal and professional relationships, in part, because of PTSD–it is not a trivial matter that I can simply “snap” out of: it is a serious and debilitating illness.
Re-experiencing of traumatic events
Avoidance of events, places, people, that might trigger re-experiencing the trauma
Numbing the senses to avoid feeling anything
A constant, alert state; being more easily startled than before the trauma