PTSD & CPTSD Global Peer Support Community

Engaging trauma sufferers, spouses, family, friends and those afflicted by traumatic events.

PTSD Trauma Collage

Traumatic events occur constantly. Trauma devastates communities.

Domestic violence, natural disasters, war, accidents, child abuse, murder, torture, terrorism, assault – support exists.

PTSD Articles

Be informed and ask questions about PTSD / CPTSD and their associated health problems from our educational articles.

Community Forum

Chat with other sufferers, spouses, family and friends who endure or live with someone suffering PTSD or CPTSD.

Donate

Help support the worlds largest, privately owned, PTSD community, helping us reach more trauma sufferers and their families.

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.

Read Article

PTSD Diagnosis

PTSD is a classified trauma and stressor disorder, often misdiagnosed with Bipolar. Posttraumatic Stress (PTS) is a precursor for PTSD, but not PTSD itself.

Complex PTSD (CPTSD)

Whilst not yet an official diagnosis, Complex PTSD has quickly been adopted within the mental health industry to account for the classification of complex trauma.

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.

PTSD Cup

The Future of PTSD – Part 1

The twentieth century was rife with war and catastrophic trauma. Anything lesser suffered during such time was considered trivial, dismissed as the sufferer’s individual weakness, a failing in psychological fortitude. Enter Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)…

The Future of PTSD – Part 2

PTSD is the trendy diagnosis plagued with contentions and future growth problems. Does the industry continue to expand criterion so eventually everything but the kitchen sink can befit PTSD? Or decisions need to be made that curb the political influence and remove…

The Future of PTSD – Part 3

Problems are easy to discover — viable solutions on the other hand? This is why we have diverse trauma therapy options. If things were simple, one-size-fits-all would work. Criterion creep began the same day mental health doctrine was created. Every practitioner has an opinion…