Intrusive Memories which can cause flashbacks of reliving the moment of trauma and bad dreams.
A person may also feel numb guilty worried or depressed or having trouble remembering the traumatic event.
Dissociation, which can include out-of-body experiences or feeling that the world is not real
Hyper vigilance, which can include being startled very easily, feeling tense, trouble sleeping or outbursts of anger.
Finding a support group with shared experiences can build resilience when someone feels alone and isolated. Groups lessen shame and provide support, as well as reduce feelings of helplessness.
Antidepressants can be useful to reduce the symptoms of PTSD.
Alpha- and beta-blockers, a class of medications used for high blood pressure, may be helpful for some people with PTSD
Mindfulness techniques that use the senses to guide yourself back to the present are useful you are in the throes of a flashback feeling out of body or recalling memories that are too painful to cope with.
Avoid drugs and alcohol. These substances can disturb emotional balance and interact with medications.
Connect with others. Find emotional support from others living with PTSD. It’s helpful to share your thoughts, fears and questions with other people who have the same illness.
You can help yourself by avoiding the stuff that you are reminded of. Also by going near people that has the same thing as you.