Multiple Choice Multiple Answers PTE – Read the passage and answer by selecting all the correct responses. More than one response is correct.
1. Read the passage and answer the following question.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (sometimes called PTSD) is a form of anxiety disorder. Some people develop this condition after they have experienced a traumatic event. Strong reactions such as fear, horror, anger, sadness and hopelessness are natural after events like these. In most cases, these feelings will pass after the normal working-through of emotions and talking things over in your own time with family, friends or colleagues.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is identified by three main groups of symptoms: flashbacks of the traumatic event through intrusive memories or nightmares ( there may also be physical symptom such as sweating, heart palpitations or panic attacks), feeling emotionally numb and avoiding situations that are reminders of the trauma (Avoiding possible reminders of the trauma can cause someone to lose interest in day-to-day activities and become detached from friends and family); feeling anxious and jumpy for no reason (the affected person is constantly on the lookout for danger, possibly leading to irritability and a lack of concentration).
According to the paragraph, symptoms of PTSD include:
A. A strong emotionally reactions, for example, intense fear, sadness and hopelessness.
B. Re-experiencing the traumatic event through unwanted and recurring memories.
C. Willing to socialize and maintain a good relationship with friends and family.
D. Easy to get angry and irritated.
E. Can focus on doing a specific thing.
F. Unwilling to seek help and treatment.