Coping with Anxiety

PTSD Anxiety triggers

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) anxiety can be triggered by any of your senses – a sight that reminds you forcefully or even obliquely of the traumatic event, a loud noise, a smell that takes you back, the jostling of a large crowd …

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Sometimes the feeling will build slowly, sometimes it feels like a bolt from the blue. It can bring back vivid memories of the event itself or general feelings of anxiety that make you jumpy and uncomfortable. 

But most PTSD symptoms are prompted by a definite internal or external event. Internally it could be a thought or feeling that comes to mind, externally a stressful or hostile situation. One way of coping with the anxiety is by learning what your triggers are, then limiting the chance of them happening or the impact if they do.