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explanation about
PTSD
visit the
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may come on silently. It is a very progressive illness that becomes more severe year after year if left untreated. It will eventually consume those victims who have experienced truama beyond what their minds are able to comprehend or deal with at one time.

COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER:


Physical

Fatigue
Vomiting or Nausea
Chest Pain
Twitches
Thirst
Weakness
Insomnia or Nightmares
Breathing Difficulty
Muscle Tremors
Grinding of Teeth
Profuse Sweating
Pounding Heart
Diarrhea or Intestinal Upsets
Headaches


Behavioral

Withdrawl
Pacing & Restlessness
Emotional Outbursts
Anti-Social Acts
Suspicion and Paranoia
Inability to Rest
Loss of Interest in Hobbies
Increased Alcohol Consumption
Other Substance Abuse


Emotional

Anxiety or Panic
Guilt
Fear
Denial
Irritability
Depression
Intense Anger
Agitation
Apprehension



Am I Stressed Out...?
  If you experience the symptoms below, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may be starting to show its early signs. Please see a doctor, as well as a qualified Police Stress Therapist, to discourage the disorder from getting worse.

Headaches
Fatigue
Pounding Heart
Digestive Upsets
Teeth Grinding
Light Headedness
Lowered Sex Drive
Irritablity
Short-temper
Backaches
Muscle Aches
Loss or Gain in Weight
Insomnia
Restlessness
Muscle Tics
Drinking too Much