15 Common Signs of PTSD

One Man's Opinion

Negative feelings about yourself or other people

Inability to experience positive emotions

Feeling emotionally numb

Lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed

Hopelessness about the future

Memory problems

Difficulty maintaining close relationships

Irritability, angry outbursts or aggressive behavior

Always being on guard for danger

Overwhelming guilt or shame

Self-destructive behavior, such as drinking too much or driving too fast

Trouble concentrating

Trouble sleeping

Being easily startled or frightened

And then,

Having suicidal thoughts.

The last is well documented with the US Vets, they have nearly 30 suicides a day!

An observation: This is not so prevalent in South African Veterans.

Considering I am concentrating on finding out about PTSD in people, (Civilians) that have been victims of violent crime, in South Africa, this observation is important.

I found only some information dating back two years.

Sep 10, 2014 – Johannesburg – South Africa has the eighth-highest suicide rate in…

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