Side-Effects of Living with a Psychopath: PTSD #9

Psychopath In Your Life -Podcast Show Notes-

Episode 009


In Episode 009, Dianne talks about the pain a psychopath’s victim often endures and how the after-effects can linger as PTSD, depression and/or anxiety. Psychopaths use gaslighting (a form of mental abuse) to trouble the minds of their victims and it’s very common to walk away from a relationship with a psychopath physically and mentally downtrodden. Listen as Dianne explains the detrimental effects of being a victim of a psychopath and offers encouragement to those experiencing such symptoms.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

00:11 – Introduction to
00:16 – Today’s episode is about physical and mental pains from the victims of psychopaths
00:45 – The comments range from exhaustion to anxiety
01:10 – Over the years, 99.9% of victims suffered from severe PTSD
01:36 – Dealing with a psychopath is a war between good and evil
01:59 – This episode is NOT a diagnosis
02:10 – Trauma from a psychopath is a real and painful event
02:28 – Traumas can complicate your ability to exit a situation and can cause healing issues
03:26 – PTSD happens over time
03:39 – People with PTSD are sincerely struggling
04:12 – “PTSD is an anxiety disorder that keeps a person preoccupied with both the past and the future, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, or events”
04:45 – People with PTSD can continue to be depressed for months or even years
05:11 – The mind creates circular patterns
05:15 – One can be repeatedly thinking about the trauma
05:19 – One can be constantly on guard
05:21 – One with PTSD may try to avoid reminders of the trauma
05:34 – Can get panic attacks
05:49 – People with PTSD are also prone to autoimmune disorders and chronic pains
05:57 – There’s a great feeling of mistrust
06:38 – “Depression – persistent sad, anxious, or empty mood; loss of interest in once-enjoyed activities; feelings of guilt, shame, or hopelessness about the future; other symptoms of depression may also develop”
07:07 – People with PTSD can have a hard time recognizing themselves
07:33 – “Gaslighting is a form of mental abuse in which information is twisted or spun, selectively omitted to favor the abuser, or false information is presented with the intent of making victims doubt their own memory, perception, and sanity”
08:03 – Dianne shares an example from her book, Psychopaths in Our Lives: My Interviews
09:29 – A victim’s health and mental being are attacked by psychopaths
09:52 – Be kind to yourself!
10:38 – Please subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, Facebook, Youtube, and on the website
10:53 – Get in touch with Dianne on her website.

3 Key Points:
Your traumatic experiences can lead to PTSD and can make the healing take longer.
PTSD is a real, sincere response to a traumatic event that can cause anxiety and depression.
Remember to be kind to yourself – it’s not your fault if you find yourself in this kind of situation.


Psychopaths in Our Lives: My Interviews by Dianne Emerson


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