Complex post traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD): What you need to know

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CPTSD or Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition similar to PTSD.

It causes intense anxiety around the traumatic event which can manifest in intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, or nightmares among many other signs, with some additional symptoms, such as difficulty controlling your emotions, feeling very hostile or distrustful towards the world.

In this video, we’ll give a brief overview of C-PTSD as well as resources to seek help.

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 require professional treatments. Due to its complex nature, CPTSD therapy might be more intense, frequent, and extensive than PTSD treatment.

CPTSD is a serious mental health condition that can take some time to treat, and for many people, it’s a lifelong condition.

However, a combination of therapy and medication can help you manage your symptoms and significantly improve your quality of life.

This is not professional advice, please seek out a professional if you need help.

This video is created for educational purposes and awareness around different topics. Video may or may not be able to go fully in-depth in such a limited time.

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