What is PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder i.e PTSD  is a serious emotional illness that may create after some people experience a traumatic event.  PTSD classified as an anxiety disorder, this disorder recognizes as a formal diagnosis in 1980.

As we know everyone has a different structure of the mind , so it is not necessary to develop PTSD in everyone, so everyone experience this disorder differently

 

PTSD Symptoms

There are below common symptom of regular PTSD

  • Physical sensations in response to “triggers” which cause PTSD
  • Other symptoms of anxiety
  • Emotional numbness
  • Avoidance behaviors
  • Flashbacks/nightmares
  • Feelings of guilt and shame
  • Panicking when reminded of the trauma

However, there are following below symptom of, complex PTSD or C PSTD

  • Feeling hostile or distrustful towards the world
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Difficulty controlling emotions
  • Feeling nobody else understands
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Sometimes Feeling different and difficult to relate to others
  • Feelings of emptiness or worthlessness
  • Dissociative symptoms e.g. depersonalization and derealisation

PTSD Cause

PTSD can arise from multiple individual traumatic experiences. Natural Example of trauma leading to C-PTSD include:

  • torture, kidnapping or slavery
  • childhood abuse (including sexual abuse)
  • repeatedly witnessing violence or abuse
  • childhood neglect
  • ongoing domestic violence or abuse
  • being forced to become a sex worker

PTSD Treatment

The prolonged nature of C-PTSD means that it is often more difficult to treat than PTSD. There is mainly two treatment preferred for complex PTSD.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT)

Trauma-focused CBT is, as it’s name suggests, cognitive behavior therapy with a focus on the experience of trauma.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is also unique PTSD therapy and, unlike TF-CBT, It doesn’t require you to actually disclose the nature of your trauma or talk in depth about your experiences. Instead, it uses bilateral stimulation to transfer unprocessed and raw traumatic memories to a more “logical” part of the brain. This reduces the heightened emotions that often come when thinking of a traumatic experience.

 

PTSD Test

You can take PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) test, this PTSD test help you determine that you have the symptoms of PTSD or not and whether you should seek a diagnosis or treatment for PTSD from a well-qualified doctor or take mental therapy from a psychiatrist

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