What is PTSD and How Can We Recognize It
Have you ever had a feeling that something was wrong, but you just couldn’t put your finger on it? You may have been right. Our bodies can often pick up on things that our conscious minds don’t even realize. Research has suggested that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can cause physical symptoms like chronic pain, fatigue, and digestive issues—even if the person doesn’t remember the traumatic event. Let’s take a closer look at PTSD.

What is PTSD? 
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that occurs after someone experiences a traumatic event. Symptoms can include intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, fear, irritability and difficulty sleeping. People who suffer from PTSD may also experience physical symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, chest pain and nausea. PTSD can be caused by events such as war experiences or natural disasters, but it can also be caused by everyday occurrences such as an abusive relationship or bullying at school.

How Can We Recognize Symptoms of PTSD? 
Since many people with PTSD do not remember the event(s) that caused their trauma, it can be difficult to recognize the signs of this condition until they become more severe. It is therefore important for us to pay attention to our bodies—even if we don’t consciously realize what is wrong—and seek professional help if we notice any changes in our mental or physical health that could indicate something deeper going on below the surface.  

Finally, studies have also found that people suffering from PTSD often have an “inner knowing” about things before they occur – as if their bodies are warning them of something bad that's about to happen. This phenomenon is known as “precognition” or “foreknowledge” and has been linked with PTSD as well as other mental health conditions. While the exact mechanism behind this phenomenon remains unclear, some experts believe it may be related to heightened levels of intuition or awareness associated with these conditions.    

Our bodies are incredibly powerful tools and they can often tell us when something isn't quite right long before we consciously realize it ourselves. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is one example of this phenomenon—it's possible for people with this condition to experience physical symptoms even if they don't remember what caused their trauma in the first place. That's why it's so important for us all to stay tuned into our bodies and seek help if we're experiencing any changes in our mental or physical health that could indicate something deeper going on below the surface. If left unaddressed these changes may lead us down an unhealthy path so being aware now will save us from much more heartache later!

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