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.
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.
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