Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (cPTSD) is somewhat different from PTSD. Here’s what you need to know about distinguishing cPTSD from PTSD, and the treatment for each of these conditions.
What Is PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a syndrome that affects some people who have been through a traumatic event. Traumatic events typically involve serious harm or the threat of serious harm. Examples include things like sexual assault, motor vehicle accidents, combat, sexual or physical abuse, assault or mugging, natural disasters, and accidents. Traumatic events can also involve the unexpected or violent loss of a loved one.
If you experience the following symptoms due to a traumatic event, you may have PTSD:[Read more…]