WTF is CPTSD?

It’s on again! As I have many stressors happening at once…again! We’re moving to a whole new state where I’ve never been before. New life experiences which seems exhilarating and it’s scaring the living shit out of me. Have to start everything over, new psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors, insurance, surroundings, people and and and and…. **breathe**

Lipstick On The Pig

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CPTSD (complex post traumatic stress disorder) is what a person can suffer after being traumatized or victimized over and over and over for long periods of time; or repetitive traumas that aren’t related and a person never gets a chance to heal in between them, which puts the person is in a constant state of victimization.  PTSD usually refers to 1 to 2 events in a person’s life that they experience. CPTSD can be a number of things a person experiences long term such as:
  • Prisoner of war
  • Concentration Camps
  • Child physical, emotional or sexual abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Sex trafficking / Prostitution
  • Child exploitation rings
You read my list of traumas and some of them went on for years. The symptoms, pain and self destruction that came with it made it all even worse. Like myself, people with CPTSD experience symptoms and difficulties such as:
  • Zero Emotional Regulation. Consistent sadness…

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