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Table 3 Itemised PTSD symptoms for Criteria B, C, D, reported at 2–5 times per week

From: Posttraumatic stress disorder: An exploratory study examining rates of trauma and PTSD and its effect on client outcomes in community mental health

SYMPTOM CLUSTER PTSD GROUP N = 9 NON-PTSD GROUP N = 11
B: Re-experiencing   
Upsetting thoughts or images 55.5% (5) 9.1 %(1)
Bad dreams or nightmares 55.5% (5) 0
Reliving the traumatic event 44.4% (4) 18.2% (2)
Feeling emotionally upset when reminded of the event 66.6% (6) 36.4% (4)
Experiencing physical reactions when reminded of the event 33.3% (3) 27.3% (3)
C: Avoidance   
Trying not to think, talk, or have feelings about the event 66.6% (6) 9.1 %(1)
Trying to avoid activities, places or people that recall the event 55.5% (5) 0
Unable to remember important part of the event 11.1%(1) 9.1 %(1)
Having less interest in important activities 66.6% (6) 9.1 %(1)
Feeling distant or cut-off from people 77.8% (7) 36.4% (4)
Feeling emotionally numb 44.4% (4) 27.3% (3)
Feeling that future plans will not come true 44.40/0 (4) 27.3% (3)
D: Arousal   
Having trouble sleeping 33.3% (3) 18.2% (2)
Feeling irritable 66.6% (6) 27.3% (3)
Having trouble concentrating 55.5% (5) 27.3% (3)
Being overly alert 55.5% (5) 27.3% (3)
Being jumpy or easily startled 44.40/0 (4) 9.1 %(1)