Healthy Living

Over 20% of People with Crohn's Also Suffer from PTSD

PTSD symptoms can vary from person to person

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, PTSD symptoms can manifest in many ways:

  • Flashbacks
  • Physical symptoms like a racing heart and sweating
  • Bad dreams
  • Frightening thoughts
  • Avoiding places, events, or objects that are reminders of the traumatic experience
  • Avoiding thoughts or feelings related to the traumatic event
  • Being easily startled
  • Feeling tense or “on edge”
  • Having difficulty sleeping
  • Having angry outbursts
  • Trouble remembering key features of the traumatic event
  • Negative thoughts about oneself or the world
  • Distorted feelings like guilt or blame
  • Loss of interest in enjoyable activities

In order to reach a proper PTSD diagnosis, symptoms must last more than a month and be severe enough to interfere with relationships or work. There are also possibly different symptoms for children.