How Much Do You Know About PTSD Avoidance?

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Avoidance can take many forms in the context of PTSD, including avoiding memories, thoughts or feelings related to the trauma, as well as people, places and objects.

Avoidance in the context of PTSD serves to protect you from remembering or reliving distressing traumatic reminders.

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What does PTSD avoidance really feel like?

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Having cancer you’d think I’d go to a doctor for peace of mind that I’m healthy but instead I avoid the doctor because getting that diagnosis was so traumatic.

Christena A., Mighty community member
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Avoidance can get in the way of your daily life and goals. In addition to PTSD, it's also a common symptom of anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

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Learn About Other PTSD Symptoms

if you experience avoidance, You're not alone.

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