Therapist Explains Complex PTSD

I think you already know what PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder is. It is a mental health condition that a lot of people developed after witnessing or experiencing any life-threatening, dangerous, or scary event. Anxiety and depression become extreme with it too. There are cases that an individual who experiences it also endures panic attacks and flashbacks as well. There are quite a few physical reactions, too, such as muscle tension, sweating, and increased heart rate. But, how about complex PTSD? What is it, and how does a therapist differentiate it from the usual PTSD we know?

A lot of us may question what exactly PTSD brings in our lives. Well, no one can genuinely capture the severity of its psychological harm, not unless there is a repeated and prolonged trauma that occurs. However, what most of us did not know is that post-traumatic stress disorder can also come from a single terrible life event that happens repeatedly. Yes, the existence of the condition does not have to develop from multiple stressful or depressing situations. It can be a specific moment where the psychological and emotional aspects get damaged severely. It is where when someone experience being scared, worried, and helpless all at the same time, in one particular event that gets prolonged.…