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Behavioral Changes

Individuals who suffer from PTSD will experience a change in their behavior because of their heightened emotions. They might react to things differently than they would have before. Activities they normally enjoy may not interest them anymore. The motivation to maintain relationships with close friends and family could be low. They’ll be overcome with many different debilitating emotions like fear and anxiety which will make it hard for them to get through even simple everyday tasks. Irrational, angry outbursts are very common. They may feel hopeless, numb, or bad about themselves or others. Thoughts of suicide can come and go. Deep feelings of guilt and shame are common, as well.