What is complex PTSD?

Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (complex PTSD, sometimes abbreviated to c-PTSD or CPTSD) is a condition where you experience some symptoms of PTSD along with some additional symptoms, such as:

• difficulty controlling your emotions

• feeling very hostile or distrustful towards the world

• constant feelings of emptiness or hopelessness

• feeling as if you are permanently damaged or worthless

• feeling as if you are completely different to other people

• feeling like nobody can understand what happened to you

• avoiding friendships and relationships, or finding them very difficult

• often experiencing dissociative symptoms such as depersonalisation or derealisation

• regular suicidal feelings.

What is complex PTSD?

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