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Somatic symptoms of freeze response: Here's what you need to know

Published on Apr 27, 2024 06:21 PM IST
  • From digestive issues to feeling spacey, here are some of the somatic symptoms of the freeze response.
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Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental condition that happens when we are exposed to traumatic events repeatedly or for a prolonged period of time. "In addition to commonly discussed symptoms like flashbacks, hypervigilance, and difficulty in forming trusting relationships, there are lesser-known manifestations. Individuals with CPTSD might experience a persistent feeling of being fundamentally different from others, along with episodes of depersonalisation and derealisation, where they feel disconnected from themselves or their surroundings," wrote Therapist Maythal Eshaghian.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 27, 2024 06:21 PM IST

Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental condition that happens when we are exposed to traumatic events repeatedly or for a prolonged period of time. "In addition to commonly discussed symptoms like flashbacks, hypervigilance, and difficulty in forming trusting relationships, there are lesser-known manifestations. Individuals with CPTSD might experience a persistent feeling of being fundamentally different from others, along with episodes of depersonalisation and derealisation, where they feel disconnected from themselves or their surroundings," wrote Therapist Maythal Eshaghian.(Unsplash)

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Postural slumping is a way for the nervous system to shut down to preserve energy. Hunched shoulders, rounded posture and struggling to stay straight are some of the symptoms. (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 27, 2024 06:21 PM IST

Postural slumping is a way for the nervous system to shut down to preserve energy. Hunched shoulders, rounded posture and struggling to stay straight are some of the symptoms. (Pexels)

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The freeze response of the body often shows up as exhaustion. Being too tired and feeling mentally and physically exhausted throughout the day is the body's way of showing trauma. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 27, 2024 06:21 PM IST

The freeze response of the body often shows up as exhaustion. Being too tired and feeling mentally and physically exhausted throughout the day is the body's way of showing trauma. (Shutterstock)

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Brain fog and feeling spaced out happens and makes us feel that we are not present in the moment. We may find difficulties in concentrating on something. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 27, 2024 06:21 PM IST

Brain fog and feeling spaced out happens and makes us feel that we are not present in the moment. We may find difficulties in concentrating on something. (Unsplash)

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The brain and gut connection can show up as digestive issues. Exposure to too much stress and anxiety can reflect in our gut health. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 27, 2024 06:21 PM IST

The brain and gut connection can show up as digestive issues. Exposure to too much stress and anxiety can reflect in our gut health. (Unsplash)

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