Tag: Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The Importance of a Treatment Plan

Upon seeing a mental health specialist, we are often unclear about what brought us there, our purpose for seeing them, and our goals for the future. One method mental health professionals use to help both you and they guide your healing journey is to form a treatment plan. But...

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

***Trigger Warning: this article will address childhood sexual abuse and may not be suitable for all audiences.*** As our readers know by now, CPTSD Foundation is not afraid to tackle tough subjects that have for too long been considered taboo. This month’s articles will be about childhood sexual abuse...

Dissociative Amnesia and Its Consequences In the Lives of Survivors

Everybody forgets that is a fact of life. You might forget where you placed your car keys or where you last saw the dog’s leash; that is ordinary forgetting. Dissociative amnesia is different. It is a condition that is trauma-based and can disrupt a person’s life. This article shall...

Narcissistic abuse and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Narcissistic parents cause enormous harm to their children. When grown, these victims of narcissistic abuse face seemingly insurmountable problems, including the formation of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). This article shall examine narcissistic abuse, narcissistic personality disorder, and their effect on the children of narcissism. Narcissistic Personality Disorder Narcissistic...

Flashbacks, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the Brain

Author’s Note: Most people who live with DID also have complex post-traumatic stress disorder so this article is pertinent to all my readers. Everyone experiences flashbacks. Most of the time flashbacks are benign   when they experience a trigger, such as the smell of fresh baked bread and it...

Polyvagal Theory and Healing from Childhood Trauma

Those who live with the after-effects of severe childhood trauma understand well how it feels to be continually on the lookout for danger. Some experience this as hypervigilance feeling unsafe no matter who they are with or where they are in life. Polyvagal theory does a wonderful job of...