if you haven't suffered from life threatening trauma or sexual abuse, how do you have PTSD?Thanks for asking. Shortly I can answer yes, no, yes. But I can make a separate thread about myself later, and get into those questions.
Appreciated, and thanks for contributing. Like @Teasel I went to the NHS website to read up on C-PTSD but didn't find anything on how you need have regular PTSD at core, and then C-PTSD as an overlay. But maybe the NHS have changed their definitions since they published the booklet. Not that it matters much. Some define it this way, others that way. And definitions change over time, and good is that. But regardless of the «whole different books, different schools» thing, I think the definition of C-PTSD as laid out on the English Wikipedia page is useful, as such a definition provide a diagnosis for patients who don't necessarily have single episodes that brought about it all, but rather constantly being outside their window of tolerance. Many fit that pattern.
Here's Wikipedia on C-PTSD:
«In the diagnosis of PTSD, the definition of the stressor event is narrowly limited to life-threatening events, with the implication that these are typically sudden and unexpected events. Complex PTSD vastly widened the definition of potential stressor events by calling them adverse events, and deliberating dropping reference to life-threatening, so that experiences can be included such as neglect, emotional abuse, or living in a war zone without having specifically experienced life-threatening events.»
Regardless of whether that definition will change later, I still think it's useful to have the umbrella term «FFF disorders» handy, as the circumstances that may being about C-PTSD looks very much like a it's prolonged FFF-response. So it's a relative of PTSD, I would say, even if C-PTSD would fall out of the diagnosis manuals, or have it's name changed.
Yes, you must meet the diagnostic criteria for PTSD in order to have CPTSD.Is this true? I can’t find the source as it was eons ago, but I remember reading a source that said most people with CPTSD also have PTSD, but not all of them do
Ok. Say it out loud. complex POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. It is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is defined by the word complex. The fact that it is PTSD is in the name of it!!! It's not an overlay, it is a type of PTSD. I had a complex displaced fracture of my leg, which means I had several fractures that moved. I have complex post traumatic stress disorder, which means my post traumatic stress disorder is complex.but didn't find anything on how you need have regular PTSD at core, and then C-PTSD as an overlay.
No the analogy no longer fits. Today I will have eggs and toast for breakfast. I will have fresh, free range eggs, which are still eggs, with my whole wheat toast, which is still toast. I am not discussing the etiology, I'm discussing your lack of understanding of the diagnosis complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It starts there, then you go on to state the obvious over and over. If you gain an understanding of the diagnosis, you will see that you are making something simple into something that it's not.then regular PTSD requires the bone snap off like struck by lightning: We need an extreme traumatic event.
Ok, I'm out. You are not making sense to me.