Dr. David Gersten. Amino Acid Therapy. Quarantine Stress Disorder (QSD) is caused by PTSD related to the pandemic PLUS psychosocial stressors that are not related to trauma, PTSD, and the freeze response. The freeze response, the biology of trauma, is what causes PTSD. The freeze response is part of fight flight freeze. This video is about moderate to severe mental suffering associated with the freeze response, coronavirus, COVID, the quarantine, isolation, inactivity, loss of routine, mask and other mandates. The freeze response causes dissociation, numbness, and immobility. The idea of quarantine stress disorder started to come to me after a number of patients began talking about very painful emotional experiences that began around April 2020. These are experiences as painful as PTSD of war. By understanding the causes of Quarantine Stress Disorder people are in a better position to know what is going on with them. When you understand what is causing suffering, you can begin to take steps to heal. Quarantine Stress Disorder is new. It includes PTSD and the freeze response, but the psychosocial stressors and symptoms are what makes QSD a unique, new disorder.
Dr. David Gersten’s main web site
Dr. Peter Levine (one of dozens of his videos on YouTube)
Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma (book by Dr. Peter Levine)
Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk: The Body Keeps Score