Trauma is defined by the American Psychological Association as “an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster”. This event may have been experienced or witnessed by an individual. Both cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
The Top 3 Symptoms of PTSD include:
- Re-experiencing the trauma (dreams, flashbacks)
- Increased arousal of the nervous system (on edge)
- Avoidance of anything related to the trauma
Other symptoms are:
- Trouble Sleeping
- Digestive Issues/Headache/Backache
- Feelings of Dread
- Anger or irritability
The following is a PTSD Self-Test that you can quickly take to assess your symptoms. Just click on the button to see where you stand.
If you answered “yes” to two or more of these questions, you probably have some form of PTSD. Unfortunately, it won’t resolve with time. But EMDR Therapy can thoroughly and often, quickly, resolve your trauma. Call us today!