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The PTSD Basics
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological disorder formed by exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence. It is linked to physiological changes within the brain, affecting the hippocampus, amygdala, and prefrontal cortex.
PTSD has biological, psychological and environmental causation and implication. Post traumatic stress disorder can be treated, though has no medical cure to date.
PTSD is a classified trauma and stressor disorder, often misdiagnosed with Bipolar. Posttraumatic Stress (PTS) is a precursor for PTSD, but not PTSD itself.
The PTSD Cup
The PTSD cup explanation is a simple view of how PTSD causes symptoms in day-to-day life, with their associated behaviors.
Regardless of the type of trauma endured, the PTSD Cup does not change, deviate or apply differently to your circumstance. The PTSD Cup is a representation of your capacity for tolerating stressors.
As your cup fills, symptoms get worse. When your cup overflows, you may break down crying, become psychotic or manic, attempt to kill yourself, or one of many other possible outcomes.