Am I Affected By PTSD?
Hello! U003cbr u003e u003cbr u003eI want to ask. Back when I was little I had seen a terrible picture / video, since then I was always easy to think, worry, stress, panic, difficulty sleeping, etc. Until now I am an adult, every time I see / hear a horrific event of violence both from video, narrated, etc. also usually involves blood, then I seem to be easily experiencing stress, constant thoughts for days, worry, fear, panic, insomnia. In fact, I am very sensitive if I want to hear / see these horrific events even though they have not been seen by me (only in the form of imagination about the incident), the symptoms that I have mentioned easily appear for days. Is this a PSTD symptom?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. An incident can indeed give a different meaning to each person. Most interpret it normally by doing something so that it does not happen or recur, and a small portion becomes a mental disorder that actually limits the person's ability.
What you experience, because of our limited information about your condition, could be a number of illnesses, including:
Overall anxiety disorder
PTSD is the last possibility because it will depend again on how long the distance between the event that you experience with your current situation. PTSD usually only lasts 2 years, and if more than that, the diagnosis of the condition will be different.
But apart from that, mental conditions like you can not be treated with over-the-counter medicines. Examination and in-depth interviews must be done to be able to confirm the diagnosis and determine the right therapy for you. Therefore, we suggest that you immediately check with your psychiatrist to get these examinations. Your psychiatrist will later determine whether you will be given medication, or other psychotherapy such as behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy, EMDR and so forth. So, hopefully answering your question.