I know what PTSD is, I have no idea what C-PTSD is.

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C-Ptsd = Complex post-traumatic-stress.

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What makes it complex versus regular?

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DDT

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Complex-PTSD (C-PTSD) is a result of long term trauma, as apposed to one incident (such as being raped, shot, attacked, in a fire, ...etc)<br />
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During long-term traumas, the victim is generally held in a state of captivity, physically or emotionally, according to Dr. Herman (1). In these situations the victim is under the control of the perpetrator and unable to get away from the danger.<br />
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Examples of such traumatic situations include:<br />
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Concentration camps<br />
Prisoner of War camps<br />
Prostitution brothels<br />
Long-term domestic violence<br />
Long-term child physical/psychological/emotional abuse<br />
Long-term child sexual abuse<br />
Organized child exploitation rings <br />
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What additional symptoms are seen in Complex PTSD?<br />
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An individual who experienced a prolonged period (months to years) of chronic victimization and total control by another may also experience the following difficulties:<br />
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Emotional Regulation. May include persistent sadness, suicidal thoughts, explosive anger, or inhibited anger.<br />
Consciousness. Includes forgetting traumatic events, reliving traumatic events, or having episodes in which one feels detached from one's mental processes or body (dissociation).<br />
Self-Perception. May include helplessness, shame, guilt, stigma, and a sense of being completely different from other human beings.<br />
Distorted Perceptions of the Perpetrator. Examples include attributing total power to the perpetrator, becoming preoccupied with the relationship to the perpetrator, or preoccupied with revenge.<br />
Relations with Others. Examples include isolation, distrust, or a repeated search for a rescuer.<br />
One's System of Meanings. May include a loss of sustaining faith or a sense of hopelessness and despair.

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My husband has cptsd and I was trying to cope with the different faces to the point I lost my mind. I was always a happy fun loving person and I began turning against my own family. My spouse said they are poison and we don't need them intruding. He constantly asked me to have 3ways and if I loved him and trusted him I shouldn't have a problem. He spends money like it's water. .I became so depressed and felt inadequate that I became suicidal. He then turned his PTSD on me. ..that I exasberate his ptsd and he ended our marriage. All I gave given and try to tell and show him that l love him to the point that I no longer wanted to live..that's just a couple issues. I am feeling better and getting back to the old me slowly but surely.

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