Understanding the Difference Between PTSD and Complex PTSD | CPTSD

✏️You may have heard that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological condition that victims of violence or war veterans may develop. But have you heard of Complex PTSD (CPTSD)? Both PTSD and CPTSD can arise after traumatic events in a person’s life, such as physical or emotional abuse, the death of a loved one, violence, witnessing violence or abuse, having a serious medical condition, and many more. Living with PTSD creates intense thoughts and feelings. The person may experience disturbing flashbacks, nightmares, and feel detached from others. Complex PTSD is a fairly new term. CPTSD often stems from ongoing childhood neglect, domestic abuse, human trafficking, and living in a war-torn region for more than one year. Both PTSD and CPTSD are mental health disorders that lower a person’s quality of life. They may stem from different sources, but both conditions are treatable with professional help. In this video I explain the difference between simple PTSD and CPTSD. Also I discuss implications in terms of suitable therapy and recovery.
👇 Video content:
00:00 Intro
00:51 PTSD vs. complex PTSD
02:38 Symptoms of Complex PTSD
06:24 Recovering from complex PTSD
09:08 Outro

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