Common signs of Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and how to cope with it

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder which might happen to people who has witnessed or has gone through any traumatic event such as sexual violence, abuse, rape, natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, or rape or who have been threatened with death or serious injury.

Causes Of PTSD

1. Sexual harassment / abuse


It is believed that post traumatic stress disorder is commonly triggered by sexual harassment or physical abuse.
When someone experiences it, especially at a young age, there are still chances their PTSD may remain unhealed if they didn’t treatment in emergency. Women are more likely to go through it than men.

This one episode of their life could ruin their mental health and could still be traumatized their whole lifetime.

The survivors of such traumatic events, develop high functioning depression, anxiety, stress, anger and may feel insecure.

They won’t be willing to open up and may get feared for social interaction and prefer isolation.

2. Serious injuries


It is estimated that 9 percent of survivors of serious accidents develop significant post-traumatic stress symptoms1 and that many other survivors have PTSD-like reactions.


A car accident may result in avoidance behaviours, changes in emotional reactions, etc.

The reason why it occurs after any accidents or serious injuries is, a flood of negative emotions such as guilt, nervousness, shame, uneasiness flows in the mind and one cannot accept the conclusions or the Occurance of such incident thus leading to PTSD.

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on

the ‘Titanic’ who waved

off the dessert cart.”

~ ERMA BOMBECK

It is triggered when one comes in touch with objects or places or simply something that may remind them of the traumatic event and they may dwell on that.

So if someone has PTSD after a car accident, they might wouldn’t dare to get in the car or may avoid to drive.

3. Getting in constant contact with someone having PTSD


Seeing a person related to the trauma may set off a PTSD reaction. When someone experiences PTSD they are mentally imbalanced and create negative emotions, if your close friend or any of your close relative has PTSD make sure it’s not affecting your mental health, if it is, get out of their company, you can help them through other


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A PTSD could be more dangerous if it is caused by someone you know or someone close to you.
They are tend to get flash backs of the past making them to take self harming decisions or something dangerous to themselves.

Coping with PTSD

“The goal isn’t to get rid of all your negative thoughts and feelings, 

that’s impossible,
the goal is to change your response to them”

The best recommendation someone could give you is TREATMENT. Yes, it is. Though some people may find it irritating and useless it isn’t that often.

In many cases, PTSD treatment can get rid of your symptoms. For some, symptoms may continue after treatment, but you will have learned skills to cope with them better.

Here’s one trick to cope with it.

Whenever or wherever you are just do this (especially when you feel better, or positive even for some couple of minutes) look around and use this 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 trick to deal with it.

Notice any ;
5 things you see
4 things you feel ( at that moment)
3 things you hear ( it could be anything like the tweeting of birds,any silent rhythm, etc)
2 thing you can smell
1 thing you taste

It is applicable anywhere. When you follow all this steps ( no matter in what order with full focus) your mind gets aware of the present moment rather than worrying about the past and thinking about the future.

When you do this process when you’re feeling positive, write those things down so the next time when you’re feeling bad, find those things which made me feel better the last time. This way it reduces your stress and anxiety


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Breathing exercises


When you breathe You exhale more carbon dioxide. Your body naturally “resets” itself to a more relaxed and calm state.

Deep breathing can be useful for anyone who has stress. You can practice deep breathing during your workday when you’re feeling stressed or anxious as when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax.

The brain then sends this message to your body.

Reminders :

Whether the glass if half empty, or half full remember it’s always refillable

Don’t wait for someone to love you, love yourself now

What others think is none of your business

No one is perfect, that’s why pencil have erasers

You don’t have to find the answers to all the questions

6. SMILE (to show off your crystallized teeth; lol jk)


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