15 Common Signs of PTSD

Negative feelings about yourself or other people

Inability to experience positive emotions

Feeling emotionally numb

Lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed

Hopelessness about the future

Memory problems

Difficulty maintaining close relationships

 

Irritability, angry outbursts or aggressive behavior

Always being on guard for danger

Overwhelming guilt or shame

Self-destructive behavior, such as drinking too much or driving too fast

Trouble concentrating

Trouble sleeping

Being easily startled or frightened

And then,

Having suicidal thoughts.

The last is well documented with the US Vets, they have nearly 30 suicides a day!

An observation: This is not so prevalent in South African Veterans.

Considering I am concentrating on finding out about PTSD in people, (Civilians) that have been victims of violent crime, in South Africa, this observation is important.

I found only some information dating back two years.

Sep 10, 2014 – Johannesburg – South Africa has the eighth-highest suicide rate in the world, the SA Federation for Mental Health said on Wednesday. Spokesperson Fatima Seedat said the country had approximately 8 000 suicides a year.

The only group that stood out were Policemen, and my thoughts on that….. will only open Pandora’s Box!

If anyone that is better at research can help me out here, it would be greatly appreciated.

 

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One Response to “15 Common Signs of PTSD”

  1. Wayne Bisset Says:

    Reblogged this on Section Eight Solutions.

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