15 PTSD Signs & Symptoms | Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Avoidance of triggering events or thoughts

The patient becomes aware of what happens when he’s exposed to these triggering events, and the normal reaction is to avoid them. This avoidance is also associated with a strong emotional response and may include a persistent attempt to avoid memories and distressing thoughts associated with the traumatic event, objects, situations, and people associated with it. Patients often become afraid of external events, objects, conversations, or any situation that may trigger these memories.

PTSD Symptoms