Complex Trauma: Understanding and Treatment

Historically, when someone has experienced trauma that has a lasting impact, they have been diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In recent years those who work with trauma victims have advocated for an additional category: Complex Trauma. Therapeutic work with those who have experienced either multiple traumas or repetitive and chronic trauma from a caregiver manifest differently than PTSD and seem to demand a different diagnosis.

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Complex Trauma: Understanding and Treatment

Those who suffer from complicated PTSD frequently experience strong emotions that are sometimes inappropriate. Aside from rage and despair, people could feel as if they're in a dream. They could have a hard time feeling happy. Relationship issues

Chronic childhood maltreatment, spousal violence, human trafficking, and living in a war-torn zone for more than a year are all common causes of CPTSD. Professional treatment is required for both PTSD and CPTSD. CPTSD treatment may be more intensive, frequent, and thorough than PTSD treatment due to its complexity.

If you have complex PTSD (or CPTSD), you can be offered PTSD therapies like trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). People with severe PTSD typically have a hard time trusting others. Antidepressants such as Prozac (fluoxetine), Paxil (paroxetine), and Zoloft are frequently used to treat complex PTSD (sertraline). Standard CPTSD treatments may be beneficial to you, but many people with CPTSD require additional long-term, intensive care to heal. Other problems you may be experiencing, such as depression, drug and alcohol abuse, or dissociation, should be addressed as part of your treatment.

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