PTSD Symptoms; 15 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Signs & Symptoms

The most important signs and symptoms to make the diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder are as follows:

2Distressing dreams

The patient with posttraumatic stress disorder regularly experiences distressing dreams, and the content is strongly associated with the traumatic event. These dreams are recurrent and may create serious alterations in the sleep pattern by constantly interrupting sleep. In children younger than 6 years old, they may not remember the content of their dreams, but parents usually have problems getting the child to bed because of night terrors and nightmares.