Let’s talk about (C)-PTSD

This post contains an informative YouTube video explaining the effects of PTSD on childhood sexual abuse. CPTSD (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is added to PTSD symptoms, such as prolonged sexual or emotional abuse or traumatic events.

My diagnosis was CPTSD because of the childhood sexual and emotional (narcissistic mother) I suffered.

Many of us have PTSD or even CPTSD. But too many people are quiet about it, suffering in silence. I did, but learned that talking doesn’t hurt. It can even help if you’re surrounded by the right people. Thank you, dear readers, for being one of them as well. I’ve collected […]

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PTSD, Narcissism & TRIGGERS: Reliving the crap all over and over again

Just a quick glimpse at a man’s hands with dirty fingernails is my worst trigger, followed by a flashback.  Seems whacky, doesn’t it?

Bad memories of the traumatic event can come back at any time.  You may feel the same fear and horror you did when the event took place.  You may feel like you’re going through the event again.  This is called a flashback. Sometimes there is a trigger: a sound or sight that causes you to relive the event.  Triggers might include:

  • Hearing a car backfire, which can bring back memories of gunfire and war for a combat veteran.
  • Seeing a car accident, which can remind a crash survivor of his or her own accident.
  • Seeing a news report of a sexual assault, which may bring back memories of assault for a woman who was raped.    Source:  WebMed.com

Continue reading PTSD, Narcissism & TRIGGERS: Reliving the crap all over and over again

PTSD & TRIGGERS: Reliving the crap all over and over again

Just a quick glimpse at a man’s hands with dirty fingernails is my worst trigger, followed by a flashback.  Seems whacky, doesn’t it?

Bad memories of the traumatic event can come back at any time.  You may feel the same fear and horror you did when the event took place.  You may feel like you’re going through the event again.  This is called a flashback. Sometimes there is a trigger: a sound or sight that causes you to relive the event.  Triggers might include:

  • Hearing a car backfire, which can bring back memories of gunfire and war for a combat veteran.
  • Seeing a car accident, which can remind a crash survivor of his or her own accident.
  • Seeing a news report of a sexual assault, which may bring back memories of assault for a woman who was raped.    Source:  WebMed.com

Continue reading PTSD & TRIGGERS: Reliving the crap all over and over again