November 9, 2011 2:59 AM Subscribe
What does it mean to be "triggered"?
posted by stuck on an island to health & fitness (10 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Having read the range of responses to the harrowing video in this MeFi thread
, and having become increasingly accustomed in the past few years to seeing "trigger warnings" on more sensitive websites, I'm curious to hear from those who are vulnerable to being triggered: what does this experience consist of? What are your physical or emotional symptoms? PTSD is associated with flashbacks, for instance, but what are flashbacks actually like? Are they as definite as auditory/visual hallucinations, or something subtler?