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doherty67

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Hey there new to this forum.i want some advice on from people who have ptsd and some advice on should i go and see my gp.

i have witnessed and experainced a lot of violence in my life starting from the age of 5 to now im 27.i was bullied a lot when i was younger and first assaulted at age five.i fought a lot threw school and outside with other kids gettin beat up and giving back the best i could.the most notable was when i was hit with a brick on the head and hosptilised and needed stiches at age 8.in my teenage years i joined a gang and was stabbed and injured on a lot of occasions with knives,machetes etc i was attacked quite a lot in my teenage years and spent time in hospital and prison quite often.i could go on and on.for as long as i can remember i have suffered from very extreme anxiety,depression,paranoia,delusions.could i be experiancing ptsd not from one event but a number of events over the years?
 
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You have been through so much trauma. It is possible that you have PTSD or complex PTSD which isn't recognised in the UK completely. I hope that life is a bit more peaceful for you now. Living a life like that is going to to you alot of mental damage.
 
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Peach has pretty much already said what I was thinking.
It's more than likely that you'd be suffering from complex-ptsd rather than ptsd, but it's true that c-ptsd isn't recognised in the UK (presuming that's where you are).

The difference between the two is that PTSD is usually diagnosed when someone has witnessed one traumatic event.
Complex-PTSD is when someone has endured numerous traumatic events over a period of time.

I would say yes, you definitely should see your GP.
Hopefully they'll be able to put you in touch with your mental health team who can get you more specialised treatment.
 
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