and Understanding post traumatic stress disorder symptoms and what it feels like. For those who suffer from PTSD, it is not just one symptom they have to deal with. It is a very complex and challenging disorder that takes over a persons life so that they feel estranged and disconnected from life and from those around them.
Understanding post traumatic stress disorder symptoms will go a long way for family members as they try to come to terms with what has happened to their loved one. It is also very hard for the person who has PTSD to ask for help and so it remains still an invisible illness.
Some of the symptoms include, anxiety, depression, low self worth and self esteem, depression, insomnia, flashbacks, disassociation, hyper vigilance, feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, guilt, isolation, grief, fatigue.
Some days may be okay and other days the sufferer may just feel like falling to pieces and are trying to make it through the day till they can get home, others won’t feel like leaving the safety of their house and are fearful for what may occur. Watching a loved one with post traumatic stress disorder symptoms is like watching a loved one fade away before your eyes and transform into a stranger. It may start subtly or abruptly but nothing can prepare any one for how PTSD messes with your life and the lives of others close to the person with PTSD.