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  • The Unexpected Ways PTSD Symptoms Show Up

    You used to enjoy socializing but now avoid other people. It’s easier and safer for you to be alone. It’s been a long time since you’ve felt like yourself and sometimes you don’t even know who you are. You struggle to focus on work and get distracted easily. Memories can be so vivid it’s painful and other times they’re foggy or unreal. If this sounds like you, it’s possible you could be struggling with PTSD.

    What is PTSD?

    PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD can develop after exposure to a life- threatening situation(s) or disturbing event(s). Many people are familiar with typical symptoms of PTSD, such as flashbacks, fear, nightmares, etc., but it’s important to understand PTSD can present in ways that are not always apparent to those experiencing it.

    Unexpected Symptoms of PTSD

    Some symptoms of PTSD can be subtle and overlap with other mental health symptoms, making it difficult to diagnose. Below are some atypical symptoms of PTSD.

    Avoiding emotions, events, or triggers of an upsetting event – Brain fog – Easily distracted/inattentive – Lacking motivation – Depressed mood – People pleasing – Intense changing of emotions – Relationship problems – Low self-worth/self-hate – Feelings of guilt-Lacking a sense of self or identity – Anger – Feelings of apathy

    Psychotherapy for Trauma Recovery

    Psychotherapy can help if you are struggling with symptoms of PTSD. I provide EMDR therapy to help you process and resolve trauma. EMDR therapy utilizes bilateral stimulation of the brain (left and right eye movements or hand tapping) to enhance trauma processing and ultimately make memories less upsetting. EMDR therapy can be done online and I offer it to anyone who resides in the states of Georgia or Tennessee. Contact me for more information or to get started!

    Online Locations: Nashville, Tennessee – Brentwood, Tennessee – Atlanta, Georgia – Sandy Springs, Georgia – Greater Tennessee and Georgia Area

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