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Is it PTSD?

Posted on 04/08/22 11:49:am PTSD symptoms


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After experiencing trauma—an individual’s response to witnessing a frightening event—a person may develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD includes feeling depressed and anxious for an extended period of time as well as other recurring symptoms surrounding the event.

Symptoms can vary depending on the individual’s specific experience.

Common signs of PTSD include:

  • Scanning for danger in safe situations
  • Irritability, anger, or aggression
  • Withdrawn behavior
  • Recurrent nightmares or flashbacks
  • Avoiding places, people, activities, or objects
  • Feeling depressed and alone
  • Engaging in risky behaviors

For more information about PTSD, visit our Trauma and PTSD Facts page, learn more about PTSD myths, and find additional resources here.

PTSD videos

To help understand how PTSD can look different for each individual, watch Barb’s storyTajuanna’s story, and Kristy’s story.

Considering treatment for PTSD?

If you or someone you love is struggling with PTSD, treatment at Rogers is available. Patients have access to three levels of care: inpatientresidential, and outpatient care. To schedule a free, confidential screening:

  • Call 800-767-4411 for inpatient, residential, or outpatient care in Brown Deer, Oconomowoc, or West Allis.
  • Call 888-927-2203 for all other outpatient locations.
  • Use our online form.

Call 800-767-4411 or go to to request a free screening.