What is Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?


Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) is a psychological injury that results from protracted exposure to prolonged social and/or interpersonal trauma with lack or loss of control, disempowerment, and in the context of either captivity or entrapment, i.e. the lack of a viable escape route for the victim. C-PTSD is distinct from, but similar to, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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9 thoughts on “What is Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

    1. Thank you so much, Amy Jo. What an honor! I so enjoy your blog and find quite a lot of inspiration there. As I work through my book, I think often about the emotion and openness I find in your writing. Thank you for what you are doing.

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  2. Reblogged this on whiteballoonsupport and commented:
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