How to understand PTSD

Index

1 The symptoms of PTSD

2 Differences between PTSD and complex PTSD

3 How PTSD develops

4 How CPTSD develops

5 The consequences of a traumatic childhood

6 Therapeutic activities that we recommend to people with PTSD or CPTSD

7 Roadmap for recovery from trauma

8 References

The symptoms of PTSD

Symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

The differences between PTSD and CPTSD

How PTSD develops

Model for the development of simple post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD)

How CPTSD develops

How CPTSD develops. Model for the development of complext post traumatic stress disorder

The consequences of a traumatic childhood

How traumatic situations in your childhood can affect you as an adult

The odds of having different health conditions if you had a traumatic childhood

Suffering abuses as a child makes antidepressants less effective when you're an adult

Therapeutic activities that we recommend for PTSD or CPTSD

Expressive writing for PTSD or CPTSD

Grounding technique for PTSD or CPTSD

Nightmare protocol that can help you overcome nightmares in PTSD or CPTSD

How to overcome avoidance in PTSD number 1

How to overcome avoidance in PTSD 2

How to overcome avoidance in PTSD 3

An exercise that you can do in PTSD or CPTSD to help you forgive or move on from trauma

Roadmap for recovery from trauma

Roadmap to recovery from trauma and CPTSD

References

  1. Herlofson J, Ekselius L, Lundin A, Mårtensson B, Åsberg M. Psykiatri. 
  2. Bisson J, Cosgrove S, Lewis C, Roberts N. Post-traumatic stress disorder. BMJ. 2015;:h6161. 
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  4. Sareen J. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Adults: Impact, Comorbidity, Risk Factors, and Treatment. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2014;59(9):460-467.