1. Intrusive thoughts or memories:
This can include thinking about the trauma often, reliving the trauma through memories or dreams, or feeling like you are going through the trauma again.
This can include having nightmares about the trauma or dreams that are disturbing and upsetting.
This can include feeling like you are reliving the trauma or feeling like you are in the trauma again. You may also see, hear, or smell things that remind you of the trauma.
4. Avoidance of people, places, or things that remind you of the trauma:
This can include avoiding anything that reminds you of the trauma or making an effort to not think about the trauma.
5. Negative changes in mood or thinking:
This can include feeling more negative or pessimistic than usual, feeling hopeless, or having trouble concentrating or remembering things.
6. Feeling numb or detached from others:
This can include feeling emotionally numb, feeling disconnected from others, or feeling like you are in a daze.
7. Feeling hopeless or helpless:
This can include feeling like there is no hope for the future or feeling like you cannot do anything to change the situation.
8. Trouble sleeping:
This can include having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up early. You may also have bad dreams or nightmares.
9. Irritability or anger:
This can include feeling more irritable or angry than usual, having outbursts of anger, or feeling like you are always on edge.
10. Hypervigilance or feeling on edge:
This can include feeling like you are always on the lookout for danger, being easily startled, or feeling jittery.