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PTSD Flashbacks Worksheet-Stimulus Discrimination

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with the PTSD Flashbacks Worksheet- Stimulus Discrimination. It will help you know about the factors that trigger memories of the trauma.

What is a PTSD Flashbacks Worksheet- Stimulus Discrimination?

Trauma is inevitable; even if you survive it, you carry some part of it with you. In PTSD, you feel anxious and scared whenever you are reminded of the trauma. It can be in the form of intrusive rumination, flashbacks, or images of that stressful event. The trauma haunts you, and you keep re-living the involuntary recollection of your trauma memories.

Stimulus discrimination can be categorized as a ‘brain training’ exercise with the rationale that your mind is attending to stimuli associated with the trauma and incorrectly interpreting them as signs of danger in the here-and-now.

How will PTSD Flashbacks Worksheet-Stimulus Discrimination help?

The worksheet is about differentiating between the traumatic events and memories that when you recall the trauma, how much different or similar it is from the traumatic event itself. In this worksheet, you will be able to identify what makes you recall or triggers your traumatic events. So that for the future you will be able to avoid or learn effective coping strategies to deal with trauma.

Instructions on PTSD Flashbacks Worksheet-Stimulus Discrimination

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition in which you experience some symptoms after witnessing any trauma. Use this worksheet to identify the common triggers, similarities and differences regarding trauma.  

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Conclusion

On this page, we provided you with the  PTSD Flashbacks Worksheet-Stimulus Discrimination,  which hopefully helped you know about the factors that trigger memories of the trauma.

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

You can download this worksheet here.

Mental help Resources

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You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.