PTSD Symptoms can leave you feeling on edge? Over the edge? Do you have recurring nightmares? Do sudden noises make you jump? PTSD could be the reason why.
Otherwise known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, this is a mental condition. If you have experienced or witnessed any severe trauma, or a life threatening scenario and are experiencing some of these symptoms, it’s possible you may be suffering from PTSD.
Some of the most common symptoms include; reoccurring memories and nightmares of the event, loss of interest, sleeplessness, anger and irritability. These happenings can disrupt your daily life and upset your loved ones.
* Becoming upset when reminded of the incident
* Nightmares, flashbacks, or vivid memories of the event
* Feeling emotionally detached from others
* Losing interest in things you once cared for
* Anxiety and depression
* Feeling in constant danger
* Feeling irritated, anxious, or jittery
* Having a sense of panic that something bad will happen
* Difficulty sleeping
* Having trouble focusing your mind on one thing
* Having a hard time relating to family and loved ones
Symptoms play a big part, but the way you react plays a bigger one. Explosive and inappropriate reactions can disrupt your daily life and those you come in contact with. Sometimes people even get themselves into unwanted trouble!
* Avoid places and things that remind you of your incident
* Begin drinking heavily or consuming drugs to cover pain
* Think about harming yourself or others
* Over work yourself to occupy your time
* Pull away from people and isolate yourself
Sometimes these symptoms do not surface for months or even years after the event. Symptoms can come and go. If these issues don’t fade away or worsen you may have PTSD. If you have this disorder it doesn’t mean you have to live with it for the rest of your life. Help is available.
Professional counseling can help you understand your thoughts and feelings, and teach you how to cope with them, producing positive changes in your life and symptoms.
Regaining Control: Neurofeedback & PTSD
In this powerful video a USMC Captain with multiple deployments in Iraq shares his experiences in dealing with PTSD, and how neurofeedback treatment at Marine Corps Camp Pendleton aided in his recovery.
Neurofeedback is another positive way to relieve symptoms. What if you could train your brain to process and cope with the experience? This may seem like an easy answer, but it’s possible! Brain training sounds difficult, but it just takes practice, commitment and a trained professional. If you are determined and ready to make changes in your life this training can offer relief. It starts with calming the nervous system. We can show your brain where calm is and how to find it. At Edge Neuro Fitness we work with you to overcome PTSD Symptoms.