Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Palomar College is sensitive to the needs of our Veterans students in transitioning to the college environment. Teachers, Counselors, Administrators are all committed to your success!

Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress

Have you ever:

  • felt so tense, discouraged, or angry that you were afraid you just couldn’t cope?
  • had an extremely stressful experience that you try not to think about, but it still continues to bother you or is repeated in nightmares?
  • felt constantly on guard or watchful, or been on edge or jumpy more than you really need to be?
  • had a family member who seemed troubled in these ways?

Everyone Experiences Stress

Stress is a normal response of the body and mind.  Everyone feels stress when gearing up to deal with major life events (marriage, divorce, births, deaths, or starting or ending a job) or handling everyday hassles like arguments, financial headaches, deadlines or traffic jams.

Physical Signs of a Stress Response Include:

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Headaches
  • Stomach aches
  • Muscle Tension

Emotional Signs of Stress Can Be Both Positive and Upsetting

  • Positive Signs
    • Excitement
    • Exhilaration
    • Joy


  • Upsetting Signs
    • Frustration
    • Nervousness
    • Discouragement
    • Anxiety
    • Anger


    If you feel like you may be experiencing PTSD, please contact your closest Vet Center. you can find one by clicking here.

    The Vet Center closest to the Palomar San Marcos campus is:

    The Vet Center
    One Civic Center Dr, Suite 140
    San Marcos, CA 92069
    Phone: 760-744-6914
    Fax: 760-744-6919

Last modified on May 4, 2018