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Posted on: April 23, 2021
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Everyone has their own personal story about life during the pandemic. Emotional and psychological reactions run the gamut. For some people life wasn’t greatly disturbed. For others, their lives were turned upside down. That latter group may think it’s nice that everyday routines are returning to normal. But they may also be bothered by not being able to shake a terrible sense of anxiety. What is that all about?
In an article on HuffPost.com, Jillian Wilson says that “According to Vaile Wright, senior director of health care innovation at the American Psychological Association, many people are experiencing trauma right now, which, clinically speaking, involves being personally exposed to or witnessing a traumatic event that threatens your life or your physical integrity.”
In short, the after effects of witnessing or experiencing a trauma can loosely fall into the category of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The traumatic event could be anything from job loss to the death of a relative or friend from Covid-19. If you can’t shake a vague sense of unease or anxiety, ask yourself if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of PTSD below.
If any of these apply to you, it’s time to reach out for professional help. Remember, help is a phone call away.
For further information on each of these symptoms, see Wilson’s complete article here.
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Disclaimer: The screening tests and videos that are linked on this web site are not designed to provide diagnoses for the various clinical issues. They are intended solely for the purpose of identifying the symptoms of the issues and to help you make a more informed decision about seeking help. An accurate diagnosis for these clinical issues and other psychiatric disorders can only be made by a physician or qualified mental health professional after a complete evaluation. If you have scores that indicate that you meet criteria for these issues or think that you may be at risk, please contact a mental health professional or your physician.