What Are The Symptoms of Complex PTSD?

Q:
What are the symptoms of Complex PTSD?

A:
Individuals with Complex PTSD demonstrate lasting personality disturbances. If diagnosed as Complex PTSD, symptoms are as follows:

  • Hard in regulating emotions: Patients may have persistent dysphoria, explosive or extremely inhibited anger and sexuality, may have a preoccupation with suicide, may conduct self-injury.
  • Variations in consciousness: Patients may forget traumatic events, relive traumatic experiences, and have episodes of dissociation.
  • Changes in self-perception: Patients may have a sense of being completely different from other human beings, a sense of self-blame, stigma, and long-standing sense of helplessness.
  • Alterations in relations with others: Patients may isolate from others, even their intimate partners or family members. Other symptoms also include persistent distrust, anger and hostility, repeated failures of self-protection.
  • Alterations in systems of meaning: Patients may feel despaired, hopeless, or even lose their faith.
  • Somatization

If you or people around you have symptoms above, please ask medical experts for help.

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