1.0 Post-Traumatic Stress: Introduction

There are four main types of combat or Post-Traumatic Stress reactions:

  • Intrusive and unwanted memories of the traumatic event
  • Avoidance of reminders of the event
  • Negative thoughts and mood
  • High physical tension or arousal

This section of the Post-Traumatic Stress booklet describes these reactions and how to recognize them.