PTSD and Me – Part 2

I wrote a post 2 weeks ago about having been recently diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I told you what happened and how it has affected me. Today I would like to expand on those effects, and also relate what I have done to make my life better. Because of the traumatic events I mentioned in the previous post, I was left with a perpetual feeling of unsafety and lack of trust. I wanted to clear the memories of needing to live my life trying to be as invisible as possible. The phrases that were associated with those feelings...

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PTSD and me – Part 1

Big reveal time! This past April, I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I consider the diagnosis to be one of the best things that ever happened to me. I actually feel like going around telling everyone about it! And, because so many people have a limited view of what PTSD is, I want to tell you how this diagnosis has helped me, and how it can possibly help you too. The short version of my story began with a two-year period during my childhood that began with sexual abuse (including a poor handling of the revelation by...

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