Complex PTSD - the exposure to the traumatic experience is often chronic, always persistent & thoroughly debilitating. A hallmark C-PTSD feature involves a traumatic predicament or setting in which there is no escape such as torture, experience as a hostage, or ritualized child abuse. Other features that impact Complex PTSD are the age at which the trauma occurs, the duration, the lack of support from others, & the relationship between the victim and the agent who is responsible for the…
PTSD -Long after the trauma is over, it leaves behind a host of symptoms once designed to help us survive. When we are presented with a perceived thread the "Thinking Brain" shuts down so we react instinctively. The "Emotional Brain" reacts with alarm, fear and instinctive survival responses. Humans 'remember' dangerous events with our bodies and emotions because it helps us to respond faster the next time we are in danger. Our body is now hard wired to respond before we have time to think
There is a very big difference between being bossy and assertive. Being assertive is a very big part of healthy communication and healthy communication is necessarily for building strong relationships and keeping stress at bay. Life is stressful enough with things we cannot control so it is wise to learn to manage well those that we can. Communication is one of them.
I hate when people say there mood is so bipolar. You have no idea what you are talking about. It is a chronic mental illness that is beyond difficult to deal with at times! ~ Bipolar & all mental illnesses are not anyone's fault. They cannot control it. You can just live with it as best you can.
PTSD ~ Don't tell me to get over it and suck it up. When your nightmares repeat what happened that's not a choice, it's called POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. Anything can trigger it, not just sleep. A sound. A smell. A word. You just never know what can trigger it. Believe me, anyone with PTSD want nothing more than to be free from the trauma they experienced.