1. Major Life Events:
This section includes traumatic events such as natural disasters, accidents, physical or sexual abuse, war, and witnessing a death.
Loss of a job, home, loved one, pet, etc. can be included in this section.
3. Social Experiences:
Examples include changes in relationships with family members or friends as well as significant changes to daily routines and activities due to pandemics or social isolation which could all trigger PTSD symptoms.
4. Medical Issues:
This can include any medical condition that may be associated with the individual's PTSD such as chronic pain or illness from a previous trauma-related event.
5. Stressful Experiences:
Stressful experiences may include financial struggles, legal issues, challenging work or school environments, or any other experience that could cause an individual to feel overwhelmed.
6. Cognitive Experiences:
Cognitive experiences focus on the person's self-perception and thoughts about their PTSD symptoms such as "I'm not good enough" or believing they are not capable of achieving certain goals.
7. Physical Symptoms:
This section includes any physical manifestations of PTSD such as changes in sleep patterns, appetite, difficulty concentrating, and tension headaches.
8. Emotional Symptoms:
This section focuses on the emotional responses to PTSD such as anger, sadness, guilt, or fear.