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From Childhood Trauma to C-PTSD: Uncovering the Hidden Depths of Psychological Scars

Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) significantly impacts the brain, emotions, sensations, and behavior. In the brain, it can cause structural changes, particularly in the amygdala, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex, leading to impaired emotional regulation, memory, and decision-making. Emotionally, individuals may experience intense and persistent feelings of sadness, fear, and anger, often accompanied by emotional numbness or detachment. Sensation-wise, they might suffer from heightened sensitivity to sensory stimuli and physical pain. Behaviorally, C-PTSD can lead to difficulties in relationships, impulsivity, self-destructive behaviors, and a persistent sense of threat or hypervigilance.

Lots of people are diagnosed of depression, anxiety, BPD which are found that C-PTSD plays a significant roles in the development of those psycho-pathological symptoms and disorders.

They are worthy to have more understanding, empathy and validation instead of labels.


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