Make an Appointment: [email protected] | 615-200-0684

  • The Unexpected Symptoms of PTSD

    PTSD SymptomsUnexpected Symptoms of PTSD

    It’s been a long time since you’ve felt like yourself. You struggle to focus on work and get distracted easily. Sometimes memories are disturbingly vivid and other times they’re foggy or unreal. If this sounds like you, it’s possible you could be struggling with 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, and nightmares, however, there are also atypical symptoms of PTSD which can be harder to recognize. 

    Atypical 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.

    Avoidance – Brain fog – Easily distracted/inattentive – Lacking motivation – 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 Complex PTSD

    Complex PTSD results from exposure to multiple traumas over an extended period of time. Individuals with Complex PTSD tend to exhibit atypical trauma symptoms and are often unaware that they have PTSD. Psychotherapy for Complex PTSD can help you:

    • Recognize unexpected symptoms of Complex PTSD
    • Learn effective coping strategies
    • Feel less confused
    • Develop healthy relationships
    • Feel less guilt and shame
    • Begin to heal from traumatic events

    Contact me to get started with PTSD Therapy.

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

    Request an appointment!