Ads from Google:

Google ad
End of ad
Google Adsense ad
End of ads.

Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), Effects of Violence

Abstract: A list of possible symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Web4Health logo
psychologist Independent medical expert answers on psychiatry and psychology

Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), Effects of Violence

Intelligent natural language question-answering in the area of psychology and psychiatry. Ask a simple question  Local help Info

Go the top of the page Top Forum iconDiscuss this Forum iconGet expert advice Printer Print
Written by: Martin Winkler
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 22 Jul 2008.

What are typical symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorders?


People who are exposed to a very scary or potentially dangerous event can develop a syndrome called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Some of the symptoms can be very difficult to identify because they can also be part of other mental diseases or even somatic disorders. This includes insomnia or disturbed sleep, pains or other somatic syndromes like dizziness or gastrointestinal problems. However some of the most characteristic symptoms of PTSD include:
  • You have the feeling or experience, that the terrible event is happening all over again. This can be like a video, images, noises, smells or just thoughts. Usually these flashbacks come without any warning and you do not have control over it.
  • Nightmare and disturbed sleep with memories of the event.
  • Extreme tension or irritability.
  • you avoid certain situations, places or persons as a consequence of the traumatic event.
  • Any confrontation with the event causes emotional pain.
  • It is hard for you to trust other person or to join social activities. So a significant withdrawal of group situation might be a consequence.
  • You feel guilty or ashamed (e.g. because someone died and you are still alive).

Please read an excellent expert guideline provided by leading experts in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, in which the American Academy of Cognitive Therapy summarizes common symptoms of trauma and tips to cope with these experiences.

5 % of all persons suffer from PTSD, 8 % have had it some time in their life. PTSD is twice as common for women as for men.

Intelligent natural language question-answering in the area of psychology and psychiatry. Ask a simple question:
Local help Info
Google ad
End of ad
Disclaimer: The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a qualified psychiatrist or psychotherapist. It can not and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or choice of treatment. If you find anything wrong, please notify us at .
Go to top of page To top of page
Web4Health in other languages: Finnish German Greek Italian Polish Russian Swedish

anx-ptsd-symptoms Copyright 2003-2017 Web4Health
Copyright 2003-2017 Web4Health.
Web4Health was selected as finalist for the 2008 Stockholm Challenge Award
Translate Web4Health
We seek voluntary translators who are interested in translating Web4Health to new languages. We can provide the servers, and pay you 50 % of the income from ads on pages, which you have translated. We are especially interested in translators from German To English, From German, Swedish or English to French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Finnish, Polish, Farsi, Russian.

Advertise here
Reach 300 000 visitors reading one million pages for a cost of 600 US $/month.