The short video clip above features Professor Rocco Crino, a practising Clinical Psychologist with a lifetime’s experience in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders.
PTSD involves experiencing anxiety after a highly stressful event, i.e. a trauma, experienced or witness violence or violent episode that involved death, injury, torture or abuse and felt very frightened or helpless.
Other common PTSD symptoms are:
- upsetting memories or nightmares of the event for at least a month.
- find it hard to go about daily life.
- avoid activities that are a reminder of the event.
- feel less interested in doing things they used to enjoy.
- had trouble feeling intensely positive emotions.
- thought less about the future.
- difficulty sleeping.
- become angry or irritated easily.
- trouble concentrating.
- feel on guard.
- easily startled.
* NOTE: it should be noted that not all people experiencing traumatic events develop PTSD.