Facts about PTSD–Let’s Separate the Myths from the Facts

Facts about PTSD–Let’s Separate the Myths from the Facts

War, unimaginable tragedy, and natural disasters, known as big T trauma, bubble up on the internet in a 24-hour news cycle these days. Trauma seems to be all around us, everywhere. And for some, PTSD is a new, unwanted, reality. For those of us who have experienced trauma, or enduring it with a loved one, or wondering what it means, it’s vital we know what we’re dealing with. Let’s examine some of the facts about PTSD.

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How Does Childhood Abuse Become PTSD in Adults?

How Does Childhood Abuse Become PTSD in Adults?

Childhood abuse is not survived without scars. Many survivors live with wounds that others can’t see. You do your best to try to manage, but as the years go by, coping becomes harder and harder and zaps all of your energy. These old wounds weren’t healed with time, as you hoped they would be. Instead, they were painfully transformed into something adult, pervasive and entrenched: post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

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