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    Therapy during high stress

    I started therapy (after a successful run 20 years ago) in 2020 when my PTSD relapsed during COVID. I was lucky to find a therapist who works well with me and never pushed. Despite my defenses we have built up trust. I had reached the point where I was actually able to improve my PTSD symptoms...
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    Healthcare workers having COVID stress?

    The last year was hell for health care workers. Hospital workers had it worse. But the pressure has been there for everyone. Then trying to do our jobs and manage vaccine distribution safely with bare bones staff. It felt like the pressure was lifting enough for me to manage it recently. Now...
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    What Does A Diagnosis Mean to You?

    Does anyone else feel resistant to having a PTSD diagnosis? I am fine with my bipolar diagnosis. I’m fact it makes me feel better to have a name for what I went through. And when I was young I didn’t mind PTSD being thrown about. Part of it is that people seem to throw the term around like it’s...
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    Therapy Hangover After Disclosure

    During round one of therapy 20 years ago there wasn’t a lot of processing details. I was a hot mess and decided to focus stabilization and building solid relationships. It isn’t that I denied previous trauma I just really pushed learning all the coping skills I missed out on while I was just...
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    Sufferer New- Relapse Of Symptoms

    I have posted a few times and wasn’t sure if I was supposed to give an intro. I have a history of CSA, physical/emotional abuse as a child. I came down with Bipolar 1 my freshman year of college. It was a blessing in disguise because it forced me to seek out cognitive therapy and work hard to...
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    Wish I didn’t need therapy

    I posted here recently about having a relapse of PTSD after this last year. I am so grateful for the responses. I had therapy when I was young and it served me well. I didn’t feel the need for 20yrs. Back then it was more cognitive and DBT. It was a life changer and why I am so successful...
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    Childhood Flashbacks after being stable

    Hello- I am new here. I am a nurse in a leadership role. I have stable relationships and an wonderful wife (I’m a woman as well). I was lucky to get some pretty fantastic therapy in my late teens/early 20s. I worked really hard and an outsider wouldn’t know that I still struggle with flashbacks...
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