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cPTSD is not a mental illness (??)

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hi Daffy, i find what you say interesting as i have tried to conjure thoughts on the difference, and simplistically, i think PTSD can come from a host of things but singular and not compounded by another event, but cPTSD is a lot of trauma events interlinked, and has developmental trauma as an initial factor. but thats just my pondering
PTSD can be diagnosed even if it's not just a singular event.I went through extreme,prolonged abuse in childhood and was diagnosed with PTSD.I think mainly because cPTSD is not yet in the DSM for professioanls to be able to use it as an "official" diagnosis.

But I think you are right about cPTSD being a lot of trauma events.but it doesnt nercessarily have to be in childhood.It just means repeated trauma.
 
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when people deny they've got a mental illness to me that just shows the stigma attached to mental illness
 
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when people deny they've got a mental illness to me that just shows the stigma attached to mental illness
I agree that has a factor, but i think there is a distinction that isnt made clearly between something that is part of you from inception and something that was created due to circumstance.

On the first part - It has taken me a long time to even admit to non close people that i have had depression, addiction was easier to admit. So i agree

On the second - I never had any depressive periods until an event for another family member happened, and given that was an attempted suicide, my reaction was a result of both that event and the lack of emotional intelligence due to a fragmented upbringing and lack of secure attachment

hope that makes sense
 
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ramboghettouk

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that distinction applys to mental illness as well, your showing your prejudices
 
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johnram

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that distinction applys to mental illness as well, your showing your prejudices
I wouldnt use that word, i would just say ill informed, i know the stuff that relates to me, and the rest not
 
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