It’s PTSD Awareness Month, so let’s go over what that means.
I am one of many who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a.k.a. PTSD.
I say this to someone and most of the time they reply, “What?”
It means a trauma happened, and even though it happened it the past, the footprint it left in your mind is so severe that any time conditions appear to be the same as during that trauma, usually described as “when a trigger happens,” your body undergoes extreme stress and expresses that stress in a physical and/or mental reaction. Sometimes even having to recall the events unexpectedly can be all the trigger you need.
The mind is a beautiful, crazy thing.
If you still don’t get it, think of this: Ever spoken about something attached to any kind of strong emotion and felt that same emotion almost exactly as when the event happened? How…
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