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These include: Both can help control PTSD symptoms such as excessive worrying, irritability, feeling numb, and anger. Call 800-481-6320 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor. As with post-traumatic stress in general, work-related PTSD symptoms usually diminish with time. The stress from the disorder may cause difficulty concentrating and can have a lasting impact on relationships. A study Picking Up The Peaces conducted during the 2009 National PTSD Awareness Day indicated remarkable differences between genders.

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You can help by assuring that your partner finds her way to an effective PTSD specialist, if she needs one. Does your partner have other, less dramatic problems associated with unwanted recollection? She may have “anniversary reactions” in which a seasonal reminder causes her to have sensations rather than memories. She may find that certain people or places bring back ugly images and sweaty palms PTSD Compensation and Military Service. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis. How is post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosed? Not every person who experiences a trauma develops PTSD, or experiences symptoms at all. PTSD is diagnosed only if symptoms last more than one month. In those who do have PTSD, symptoms usually begin within three months of the trauma, but can also start months or years later Pathway to Hell: A Tragedy of the American Civil War. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) details the many signs and symptoms of PTSD, including the following: Avoidance symptoms. These can include avoiding places or events that act as a reminder of the experience, feeling a sense of worry or depression, losing interest in activities, and feeling emotionally numb Traveling Blind.

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