Common symptoms of PTSD: vivid memories (feeling that the trauma is happening right now), intrusive thoughts or images, nightmares, intense distress over real or symbolic memories of the trauma, physical sensations such as pain, sweating, nausea, or tremors. They will ask you if you have experienced a traumatic event in the recent or distant past and if you have experienced it again through memories or nightmares. The symptoms of arousal are usually constant, rather than triggered by things that remind you of one of the traumatic events. These symptoms can cause a person to feel stressed and angry.
They can make it difficult to perform daily tasks, such as sleeping, eating, or concentrating.