PTSD

I have to learn more about PTSD,
β€”At first glance,
It seems that I have most of the risk factors;

I’ve been referring to PTSD for a long time, anyway,
But it’s an area that I need to focus on,
As the symptoms are holding me back, every single day;

“Risk factors
If you’ve had depression or anxiety in the past, or you don’t receive much support from family or friends, you are more susceptible to developing PTSD after a traumatic event (yes pleaseβ€” yes, yes, and more yes! Please sir may I have some more? Yes!).

There may also be a genetic factor involved in PTSD. For example, having a parent with a mental health problem is thought to increase your chances of developing the condition.

Being abused during childhood is also thought to be another risk factor for PTSD.”
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“The typical signs of PTSD are:

  • having vivid memories, flashbacks or nightmares about the event
  • trying to avoid things that remind you of the event
  • sometimes feeling emotionally numb
  • often feeling irritable and anxious for no apparent reason
  • eating more than usual, or drinking alcohol or using drugs more than usual
  • an inability to control your mood (I am explosively raging right now at every mis-typed key, as usualπŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ. And the frequency of my typos is absolutely related to my inability to concentrate)
  • finding it increasingly difficult to get on with others
  • having to keep yourself very busy to cope
  • feeling depressed or exhaustedΒΉ

Robin Smith meets the diagnostic criteria for PTSD.

I have another one hour video call tomorrow with the psychiatrist, which she gave to me for free! I am going to discuss misophonia and PTSD, as well as the next steps to get the OCD assessment.


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5 thoughts on “PTSD

  1. I hope tomorrow goes okay. I was diagnosed with PTSD and it’s incredible difficult to understand and get my head around. I ask myself a lot why this why that and how can I fix all this. It’s a constant battle with yourself that is hard to explain but I think you are amazing by talking about it.

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    1. Thanks a lot! I really appreciate your comment, it was helpful. You’re exactly right, it’s a battle with yourself, and it’s impossible to explain to anybody who hasn’t experienced it or isn’t an expert on it.

      And if I ever get a chance to fully list all of the traumatic things it will be no surprise πŸ˜†.

      I am finding it easier to be easy on myself after writing this post and your comment. Thank you! Take care.

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