Question: What does military PTSD feel like?

While PTSD develops differently in each veteran, there are four symptom clusters: Recurrent, intrusive reminders of the traumatic event, including distressing thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks where you feel like the event is happening again.

What does combat PTSD feel like?

According to the National Center for PTSD, a person with this mental health condition may appear angry, tense, or worried. They may also come across as numb, distant, or detached. Veterans with PTSD may also be easily irritated, jumpy, or nervous, while being more demanding or protective at the same time.

What are symptoms of military PTSD?

Having nightmares, vivid memories, or flashbacks of the event that make you feel like its happening all over again. Feeling emotionally cut off from others. Feeling numb or losing interest in things you used to care about. Feeling constantly on guard.

What do PTSD triggers feel like?

You may feel like youre living through it all over again. Triggers can include sights, sounds, smells, or thoughts that remind you of the traumatic event in some way. Some PTSD triggers are obvious, such as seeing a news report of an assault. Others are less clear.

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