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PTSD 'should be viewed as a systemic disorder'

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firemonkee57

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Written by Honor Whiteman April 3 2017

A new study finds that adults with post-traumatic stress disorder are much more likely to experience sleep disorders, gastrointestinal problems, cardiovascular diseases, and numerous other health conditions. As such, researchers say that post-traumatic stress disorder should be considered a systemic disorder, as opposed to just a psychological condition.
PTSD 'should be viewed as a systemic disorder' - Medical News Today

The closest I came to a PTSD experience was in relation to a train journey taking a child my wife and I were looking after back to her mother. When we got to the end station it was hard to open the carriage door I was in the process of getting us out as the door opened when the train started to move. I literally had to hurl us onto the platform. It was a scary experience which still sends a cold shiver down me when the memory resurfaces every now and then even 25 years or more later.
 
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Very extreme sates of mind / experiences that can come under psychosis / schizophrenia, combined with the reaction / response of services - arrests / sections / forced treatment, i think can cause PTSD.

i find it very difficult to let go of a very severe psychosis / very extreme state of mind / state & hospitalisation at the age of 17 & everything that was involved. It was over 27 years ago, feels like it was yesterday, & goes round & round in my head a lot.

i don't know what the solution / resolution is to some of these experiences?

The label / diagnosis & how / what is presented / postcode differences also seem to greatly vary what treatment will be offered / can be accessed.

Why is it also seen differently what the context is for the cause of PTSD?
 
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Why is it also seen differently what the context is for the cause of PTSD?
It's a good question.
Unless you've been a 'hero' in the army, I don't think PTSD is taken seriously at all. :unsure:

I also resent the fact that Complex-PTSD isn't really recognised here in the UK. It would save a lot of people - like myself - being wrongly labelled as having a personality disorder, if it were recognised as a legitimate thing to have.

Perhaps services don't want to acknowledge their role in the re-traumatisation of their patients?

I'm sorry to hear about all the shite inflicted in you, cpu.
I don't know what to say to make it better, other than I hope all the people working in mental health who have caused people in their care to suffer, rot in hell.

As for the original post, I agree that it's totally a systemic thing.
Sleep problems, gastrointestinal issues, fibromyalgia, eczema - I put all of those things down to the trauma i've experienced and being triggered.
 
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Bang on Scorpio, good post.

I personally feel that my real problem is PTSD induced by severe bullying at school followed by horrific Psychedelic drug experiences.

They insist it's Schizo-affective Disorder though whatever that really means??? :unsure:
 
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