Complex PTSD …. something to read about!!
I have a condition called Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
‘Complex’ being the operative word.
Since *very* recently having an episode I thought I’d share, in a nutshell, how it works for me.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is usually the result of a huge life changing, traumatic event.
Complex PTSD is the result of long term low level stress, interspersed with high levels over a long period of time, such as the stress and anxiety that is caused by abuse.
For me, CPTSD is like an emotional game of Jenga.
Half of my triggers come from what other people would consider innocent, innocuous events. Though I have a handle on it for the most part, when the game of Jenga begins, it’s hard to undo it.
Each event lays a block to build the tower. A little Stress here, a little anxiety there.
As each block adds up, the stresses…
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