Other common symptoms include helplessness, fear, anxiety, self-hatred, shame, distrust, aggression against self and others, fatigue, sleep and eating problems, and physical complaints.
The VA will use medical evidence to determine the severity of the disability.
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It's only when those reactions to those triggers become really debilitating that it is considered PTSD.
This might lead to distorted beliefs about oneself or others, feelings of horror, distress, anxiety, depression, and more.
My parents found out, she had some alcohol, not really that bad.