If you are a PTSD survivor it is easy to understand how the Covid 19 outbreak could trigger old PTSD reactions. The two key features of PTSD is experiencing a life threatening event and feeling helpless in the face of the event. This outbreak certainly meets those criteria. Spiraling thoughts about what happens if I get Covid-19, a constant tense feeling that makes it difficult to sleep and a sense of hypervigilance – on guard for the next threatening event – could all be interfering with your life.
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