What tests are needed to diagnose one with post traumatic stress disorder?

  1. landscapeartist profile image76
    landscapeartistposted 5 years ago

    What tests are needed to diagnose one with post traumatic stress disorder?

    I can't stleep at night and  little things that happen, or are said bring back traumatizing memories. I panic and break down when I hear certain songs or smells.  If I see someone that resembles my father in either shape, height, build, I freeze.  I have bad anxiety attacks when any of this happens or if I am in a small closed in area.  The pains in my chest cause numbness in my arms and hands and my whole arm has a dull ache.
    I think I have PTSD but I am not diagnosed.

  2. krillco profile image94
    krillcoposted 5 years ago

    There are no tests per-se. Being evaluated by a qualified, experienced counselor is the way to go. As someone who is, your assessment seems reasonable to me. Read some of my Hubs on the topic of PTSD, they should help.

    1. landscapeartist profile image76
      landscapeartistposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you krillco for stopping by to answer my question.  I will read your hubs and hopefully they do help me.

 
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