What are Flashbacks?

Flashbacks are similar to nightmares; however they occur when one is awake. For example, a victim of PTSD could be hanging the washing on the line only to have a sudden flashback of a traumatic experience. Regardless of how long it lasts, this flashback can have a detrimental effect on the person’s mental state.

With some flashbacks, a person may completely relive their traumatic experience. For example, a certain smell may trigger a rape victim, which brings the feeling of pain and sorrow back to her that she had experience during the assault. This can be extremely unpleasant for the victim, and for those who are around her at the time.

If you’re experiencing flashbacks and you’re unsure how to deal with them, simply give Overcoming PTSD a call on 02 9960 0022 to speak with a professional who understands what you’re going through and will be able to lend a helping hand.


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