What is PTSD?
PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It’s a mental health condition that can develop in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. PTSD can cause a variety of symptoms, including flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance behaviors, and negative changes in thinking and mood.
What are the symptoms of PTSD?
The symptoms of PTSD can include flashbacks, nightmares, avoiding things that remind you of the traumatic event, feeling on edge or easily startled, having negative thoughts or mood swings, and feeling detached or emotionally numb. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek professional help.
What is the difference between PTSD and C-PTSD?
Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is a form of PTSD that develops in response to repeated or prolonged trauma, such as childhood abuse or neglect. While both PTSD and C-PTSD share some similar symptoms, C-PTSD can also include symptoms such as difficulty regulating emotions, feelings of shame or guilt, and interpersonal problems.