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PTSD Module | Major Symptoms of PTSD


Intrusive recall, intrusive re-experiencing, sleep disturbance, nightmares, dissociative recall, intense psychological distress (anger, anxiety) when exposed to reminders of traumatic event(s)


Avoidance, feelings of detachment or estrangement from others, restricted range of affect (numbing)


General hyperarousal, sleep disturbance, nightmares; irritability, anger (and impulsiveness), anger , aggression, exaggerated startle response; general autonomic hyperexcitability

Secondary symptoms

Depression, dream content distortions, relapse of symptoms, self-mutilation, sexual function reduction, sleep hours reduction