I have to learn more about PTSD,
—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;
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 please— 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.”,
“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 usual🤦♂️. 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 exhausted“¹
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.