COMPLEX PTSD – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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  1. Could you do a video on objectification?towards a male or female?I know sounds like a wired topic but I feel like it's a mental illness so to say and a problem most ppl struggle without even knowing

  2. I am an only-child (I'm 21 now). I was psychologically abused by BOTH of my parents for ALL of my life; I was psychologically AND PHYSICALLY abused REGULARLY until I hit puberty. After my parents repeatedly denied the physical/psych abuse I endured for //too// //long//, this made their remaining psychological abuse reach new heights on a MONTHLY basis. It never weakened. BUT HEY! IT DOESN'T STOP THERE LOLOL!!!! Because I was raised by people who would, by default, give me C-PTSD, G.A.D., and Panic Disorder…the psych. abuse started to transcend my own, already-weakened intuition/self esteem which led to self harming on a regular basis (life-threatening, terrifying) AS WELL AS suicidal thoughts /and/ actions (a dangerous and terrifying thing to experience at such a young age and for too long with no end in sight). So, being as alone and helpless as I was FOR YEARS–not having a sibling or a direct witness of ANY kind thus kept their psychological warfare constantly invading me even if i would try to communicate how horrible i felt………..I could write you a whole book that no one would bother to read. The point: there is not 1 kind of abuse/traumatic experience that does not leave a severe psychological impact. I can't even go out in public like I used to; I have to be on medical leave from school even though school used to be my favorite place in the world. You see? It doesn't only affect this 1 aspect of my life, but I know if I kept going it would be pretty apparent and the maybe psychological/emotional/mental abuse would be taken way more seriously. It takes a lot longer to heal your mind than it does for a scratch, deep cut, broken bone, or bruise to heal/subside. Think about that today, thank you.

  3. Abused by cops having your house surrounded by a SWAT team and being dragged from your home because a racist white punk thought it would be ok

  4. Hey Katie it's going to sound random by I have a question for you about something you never tackled : could you make a video about giftedness? Especially in adults (Mary Elaine Jacobsen's book is the best one on the subject I reckon) but it's very important that gifted individuals know that they are and may thus avoid false psychiatric diagnosis ( most often bpd)? You're the best thanks!

  5. Kati!! Can you do an updated video on C-PTSD? It’s relation to childhood trauma or emotional abuse? Super interesting watch! Thank you ♥️💕💝

  6. My regular self is a self harming suicidal a**hole who can't even get suicide right. I have yet to be diagnosed with ptsd because I don't trust my therapist and never really talk to her about my childhood physical mental emotional and sexual abuse from the age of 5 to 14. I can't trust anyone because I've trusted people in my life with my life and they have always hurt me in some form,sexually mentally physically or emotionally. Lately the flashbacks have gotten worse and worse and worse. I can't even trust my closest person that I have in my life (my brother) to help or even understand me, you know? My brother has been diagnosed with ptsd but he never went back to therapy to get the help he needs, btw. I have lost the majority of my childhood due to forgetting all that happened, I can remember for the most part the trauma I've had to endure.

  7. Thank you, great chanel you have! I am child psychiatrist in Canada, and I complete agree with you. Best regards

  8. Kati, you are like a light in the tunnel that gives us hope. Thank you very much for your time here and for your kindness! Love you and wish you the best ❤

  9. For a long time, I felt that my traumas weren’t significant compared to people with PTSD. I did not meet the criteria for PTSD because I did not have ONE traumatic experience that led me to have post traumatic stress. I had a life long experience of trauma that led me to post traumatic stress. From now on, I will not treat myself as if my post traumatic stress is not as severe as people with PTSD. The problem was not that I had less trauma… the problem is that people who have more than one trauma get left out.

  10. Huge over-emphasis on war vets. Yes, that is perhaps the clearest depiction of PTSD and C-PTSD but it is grossly incomplete. There is tremendous research around developmental trauma also leading to C-PTSD. Whatever people might think about Van Der Kolk, there was a push for the DSM diagnosis of C-PTSD for children of abuse, neglect, and attachment injury from him and others. Current diagnosis for children (and adults of childhood trauma), such as RAD and BPD are limiting, inaccurate, and even further harming.

  11. I think it might be time to make an updated video. There's a bpd vs cptsd video that much better explains cptsd but I think it deserves its own separate redo.

  12. There's a hormonal bit to this too: There is a connection between PTSD and low testosterone levels. Low testosterone levels cause mood swings and helplessness. …so if you give them test, then that's half the therapy right there.

  13. Hello me, meet the real me
    And my misfit's way of life
    A dark black past is my
    Most valued possession
    Hindsight is always 20-20
    But looking back it's still a bit fuzzy
    Speak of mutually assured destruction?
    Nice story, tell it to Reader's Digest!

    Feeling paranoid
    True enemy or false friend?
    Anxiety's attacking me and
    My air is getting thin
    I'm in trouble for the things
    I haven't got to yet
    I'm chomping at the bit and my
    Palms are getting wet, sweating bullets

    Hello me, it's me again
    You can subdue but never tame me
    It gives me a migraine headache
    Sinking down to your level
    Yea, just keep on thinking it's my fault
    And stay an inch or two outta kicking distance
    Mankind has got to know
    His limitations

    Feeling claustrophobic
    Like the walls are closing in
    Blood stains on my hands and
    I don't know where I've been
    I'm in trouble for the things
    I haven't got to yet
    I'm sharpening the axe and my
    Palms are getting wet, sweating bullets

    Well, me, it's nice talking to myself
    A credit to dementia
    Some day you too will know my pain
    And smile its blacktooth grin
    If the war inside my head
    Won't take a day off I'll be dead
    My icy fingers claw your back
    Here I come again

    Feeling paranoid
    True enemy or false friend?
    Anxiety's attacking me
    And my air is getting thin
    Feeling claustrophobic
    Like the walls are closing in
    Blood stains on my hands
    And I don't know where I've been

    Once you committed me
    Now you've acquitted me
    Claiming validity
    For your stupidity
    I'm chomping at the bit
    I'm sharpening the axe
    Here I come again, whoa
    Sweating bullets

                                                     —Megadeth, Sweating Bullets

  14. this is being bullied traumatized time after time and you cant escape and no one cares and watches you suffer giving there okay. I have all these symptoms from being bullied but its hard to get people to understand and help because its "just bulling" but people are still killing themselves from bulling but the psychology community still doesn't take it seriously.

  15. I need calm talks.Not LOOUUUD USA people who have no idea.Lower that voice It's serious You will really trigger someone BADLY.

  16. This makes me feel no better about what I could be suffering with. It was physical or sexual, it was just petty ass emotional abuse. It started off as an annoyance that eventually turned into something I self-consciously started to believe. It pisses me off I was that sensitive that shit like this breaks me. She toyed with my emotions, my trust, any happiness was gone, my self-worth gone, self-acceptance gone, self-compassion gone and my self-fucking-esteem was shattered. The cunt bag nitpicked at me so much for almost a year it eventually pealed away everything I had. The fact how badly she was treating everyone and that she turned my parents on each other, I have no respect for her. At the time my family meant everything to me. So when things started to fall apart the way and how quickly they were, it broke my heart. Growing up my dad worked to support us while our mom stayed home. But every Friday we would all go out grocery shopping together, most of the time all 4 of us were eating dinner together, were asked about our day and it felt like a home I wanted to be at. Even after the divorce, they were still on good terms up until cunt bag comes along.

  17. I had a childhood with violence and lack safety and I went to war. I was called bi polar for years before getting help for PTSD. Vets feel scared and wont admit it. Denial. "I am not afraid of anything". We are trained to believe that and we have fear stuffed way back in our mind so it comes out in cold sweat nightmares and other horrible things.

  18. I think it’s really important to also acknowledge the trauma of both childhood and adult emotional/mental abuse. Emotionally abusive relationships can definitely cause complex ptsd to develop

  19. Why are you 'forced' to talk about this in your words? Do you want to be a life-long learner to help others or not?

  20. Um… So, I just realized that I got the lottery for Complex PTSD, and I wanted to say was that your personal imput about what you feel for people that have this goes such a long way and I wish people were ore like you. People deem that as being pityful and that they don't like it, but I don't understand that and I get confused sometimes.

  21. Amazing video i defo have complex ptsd but its so hard to explain i cant think of one specific trauma i was in a 18 year long domestic abuse relationship where every single choice was made for me .. i became just a slave to his needs when i wasn't being pinned to the wall.. and its so much different from ptsd it definitely needs recognising in the diagnostic criteria xx

  22. How do we distinguish between PTSD and borderline/ bipolar/dysthymia, etc..?

  23. I've always struggled heavily on the last one. C-PTSD should be more acknowledged. I've always felt alone with this diagnosis.

  24. Hi Kati I appreciate you talking about this. Childhood emotional abuse and neglect can also create this for a person. A really good book that discusses this in terms of childhood abuse and neglect whatever the abuse is: Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving. Author Pete Walker. He suffered from it as well as being a therapist treating others. He describes the symptoms and struggles very well as well as giving helpful tools and treatment suggestions. He would say treatment needs to be different from PTSD. I hope you might look into it or anyone on here who is looking for good answers to their struggle. Kati, I appreciate your willingness to keep learning about new things!

  25. Thank you Katie!
    Can you suffer from childhood ptsd, then have cptsd, after being in a narcissistic relationship for years?

  26. Guys, I relate to the continual mental/emotional abuse as complex and persistent trauma exposure. Nonetheless it's up to me, and I won't presume what you are doing with your life, to take ownership of your healing. I can sit through this talk and apply the wartime example to my case. It doesn't illegitimize how I'm looking at the situation that my personal experience isn't illustrated in this video. It doesn't illegitimize the substance of the video. If I thought it did, it would only distract from my healing. 

    1) I can look at problems from outside my own self-centered perspective. God knows it's like a friggin' holiday to not be so damn self-centered 
    2) the model applies to what people are grumbling about. The mission of the video is to align with a powerful collective that can influence the outcome of research and diagnosis tools for the future. 
    3) You can see that complex PTSD just has a lot more steps and it's still just a matter of breaking down what you are working on into smaller pieces or steps 
    4) the inter-relational piece of this therapeutic process is significant. 
    If you aren't looking at the sense of self as it relates to other people with interpersonal therapy (even if you see someone for Individual), you have a world of things to discover. You might even start with appreciating that your opinions matter, they certainly influenced my willingness to write this. So consider an additional definition of your selves as you relate to other people.

  27. thank you! 10 yrs on the street, gang fights knife fights. seeing my mother,double murder suicide. forever in hell! you really explained it. And now I'm trying to set a dialogue with my psych. just saying thank you for your understanding and effort. dig,,,

  28. And believe it or not.. that's only a small part of my hell. It goes on and on. drugs and alcohol seem the only solution. but i can't drink no more. dig. and weed i can't get because of housing, etc. so what can i do emdr. I am going to try it. but after 40 yrs in hell?! can it save my life. Or back to the lessor of evils. drink? I think sad to say I'm dead already.. but thank you for your time effort and sharing. it's really important catch it early. you can save lives. dig!

  29. I notice you said physical and sexual abuse. What about emotional abuse? Is that noticed? It very well should be.

  30. There is a very helpful book that I found by Pete Walker named Complex Trauma: From Surviving to Thriving. The said person, a complex trauma survivor himself, has written a comprehensive account of how childhood emotional abuse, including neglect and abandonment, play a huge role in developing CPTSD. I found the book very helpful as it made me understand my symptoms better and offer immense hope of recovering.

  31. I have cptts avpd schysotyppacel i am 53 now depression was my diagnoses for a long time never been diagnoses richt very frustrating a waisted live

  32. The thing is coming back from war is completely different to being abused regularly from infancy how do you heal a person who was never even allowed to develop emotionally because it's not safe in their own home vs a whole adult who chose to go somewhere dangerous?

  33. I was told I have PTSD because of my trauma from sexual abuse and an abusive relationship with my ex. I now act the way my ex treated me.

  34. Parenting regulations NEED to be put in place across the world!!! Im so fucking SICK of crappy "adults" abusing CHILDREN!!! Then these children grow up to be confused adults. Why tf is society so RUINED?!? bullying, abuse, shaming etc etc. Everyone should know what IS and what is NOT acceptable to do to a child!!! you never see wildlife animals abuse their children!!!! Society MUST change. Im glad we are talking more about mental health and awareness, racism, pedophilia etc now days.

  35. My therapist called this "complex trauma" and I didn't really understand it until I came across your video. But NOW it makes sense. I've always been told I'm sensitive, and I had a LOT of issues trying to regulate my emotions as a teen and I still get very easily overwhelmed like 0-100 so quick. I feel so relieved and understood now. I'm not a broken, dysfunctional human. I was hurt. All this is a manifestation of that hurt. And there is hope because there is therapy. Thank you so much, Katie! Can't wait to order your book on payday!

  36. Do you have any training at all in PTSD? If you don't doing just research is not enough and if you are not trained in treatment for it you definitely should not be speaking about it "After reading about" Yeah you are in no way qualified, and promoing your book in the description on a subject so serious?…Cringey.

  37. The first time I watched a video on about complex PTSD was a few days ago. I don't know if I feel better or worse having a name for what goes on inside of me. I've just always kind of dealt with it. Like it was common sense that I was going to be a mess after everything I want thru. I learned to self medicate and went on with my life. But I still drop a nuclear bomb drop a nuclear bomb on it every once in a while out of nowhere. I have no explanation for it. It makes no sense at all. I just do it. It didn't make sense anyway. It totally does after watching these videos. but seriously, I don't know if that makes it better or worse

  38. I was raised in a very high control religious cult from when I was born to when I was 18. After I left i went to a therapist because I started having bad outbursts of anger and she told me that i have cptsd. She gave me some explanation of what that meant but I was still a bit in the dark so to speak. So thanks for making this video it helped clear the air a bit.

  39. The DSM is not a definitive Bible but a work in progress… it does not get recognize developmental trauma or complex trauma disorder which is different from PTSD in that it occurs earlier in life, and from multiple or chronic serious events of abuse, neglect or abandonment etc. – including but not limited to sexual abuse and physical assault PTSD is by contrast tied to events that occur more in the adult stage and more from a single defined event.

    A tumultuous and worried early life is different trauma than adult trauma because there is not a pre-trauma personality and previous experience as a means to contextualize and deal with it.

    Developmental trauma means precisely that it affects early brain development and that it wires the brains of young people incorrectly at a deep level early on in life. This means it is trickier to understand and sort out and that pure intellectual therapy doesn't work. It's deeper than words.

    We are born with a hundred million neurones that are ready to learn from the environment and wire together, making our early years a critical stage that requires stability and support.

  40. Tell me if you have experienced a lack of empathy, support and attunement from the people who were responsible for raising you & helping you become a complete human being.

    Therapy culture teaches us that "having entitlement" is bad, however caregivers and parents still do have a job to do. That's not entitlement on the part of the child, that's responsibility on the adult role. Children are as helpless for support to develop psychologically as they are on nutrients to grow healthy bodies.

  41. Being sexually abused at 7 everyday for an entire summer by my uncle while my dad was away dieing combined with being shamed at school for my father dieing. Also being beaten & raped 4 years ago by a narcopath has left me with CPTSD. Im in EMDR therapy and fight suicide daily… so its not all
    war stuff. Please research further.
    Complex means multiple layers of trauma. All kinds. Im 66 now. I doubt its ever leaving me.

  42. Who else here was a baby bonus farm for 16 years?
    Is everyone you grew up around an accomplice to your torture?
    Anyone here ever hear about a school shooting, and said to themselves, no wonder?
    Why don’t people get mental health help options in the mail from the local government?
    It’s the people that don’t know about the help that they need, who don’t get the help they need 🤦‍♂️
    How many more men and women will get in an abusive relationship, because they are trying to escape an abusive family.
    How many kids didn’t call children’s aid themselves, because they’re caregivers told them that their foster parents would treat them worse, when they get physically and sexually abused and neglected, unable to acquire friends and knowledge to bring them a better life
    Why do people try to look nice, but ignore these problems.

  43. For the longest time since being diagnosed with ptsd I really though I didn't have ptsd.. No one explained why they diagnosed me with it and learning about it online it didn't explain what I was entirely experiencing.. I'm just finding out cptsd resonates more with what I'm experiencing.. This has helped me more to not feel so alone.. I know a diagnosis doesn't change what I'm going through but it helps me know I'm not alone someone else is experiencing it too.. My old therapist always asked me why I needed to get myself re-diagnosed and it always annoyed me.. But now I know what is causing this and now I'm satisfied.

  44. I'm not a war veteran, but my grandfather was, and my mum apparently saw it as appropriate to dump that trauma on me. Now I'm drowning in this endless sea of trash, trying to sort it through, but endlessly failing because it never was mine to begin with and I don't know where I'm supposed to put it and everyone around me keeps ignoring the suffocating trash on top of me because they don't wanna deal with it either and I can't get out.

  45. My Mom has this and bipolar and I don't know what to do. She needs a consistent amount of support and proper medical help. She refuses to go to the government hospital or see the private psychiatrists we have available. She's been doing like herbal stuff and using alot of marijuana which hasn't helped. Like she's alive but she's not living and it's like she's stuck in her head not able to go out or move on from literally a single thing.

  46. I witnessed intense domestic violence from the age of 5 to around the age of 7. I was also sexually molested at the age of 12. I always felt like my PTSD was different and now I have an answer.

  47. Definitely explains why everyone around me is so messed up 10,000+ earthquakes since 2012 and not a single service in the city to help 😂

  48. Would complex ptsd be the same ptsd that police officers who eventually commit suicide have? I’m trying to find hope for police officers after a member of my family, who was a veteran police officer with severe ptsd committed suicide. He was seeing a psychiatrist and on medication, and seeing a therapist. He was doing everything he could do as far as treatment goes, but it wasn’t enough for him to stay alive.

  49. Domestic abuse, even 3 years after leaving the situation, mentally and emotionally I am exhausted, I have lots of triggers. I don't think alot of people understand me cause some people get over it so quickly. I hate feeling terrified all the time, sometimes I enjoy loud noise, while other times I plug my ears, or I shut down if I feel misunderstood, then I suffer in silence.
    I get terrified of agressive tones of voice. I feel scared when I see guys who look anything like my former abuser, be it their body, the hair color, hair cut, body language. Sudden movements, I flench. Or something so stupidly small can trigger my trauma. It's terrible to go through. I don't say this for sympathy, I say this cause it's real. Whatever type of PTSD I have, it hurts.

  50. I am sorry I cut you off at 4:03. War is not the only trauma life. War is not the habitual abuse in ones life. War is not what steals innocence from a child. Forgive me from not seeing your video through even though I was looking for comfort. Shit happens. And it happens on a percentage larger then we expect, fear, or imagine. We cannot not protect who we love from the damage of the sin in the world. On a farther scale then you know children have been abused by the people they trust no matter how much the parents protect. There is just sick people out there. I was abused. So many times, from so many people.And you know what, I am alive. And you know what, I want to do something about it. Warriors are not made from nothing, they are made from pain. Well mfers. you better watch out, we are coming for you.

  51. Hi I have suffered from being jealous and envious around the women my age. And I stopped going to social events where I felt small and like a child around them. I realised I have panic attacks, nightmares, bad dreams and feel sweaty and hyperventilating and flashbacks. When I was around them. As I was mollicoddled by my family as a child. And they weren't. Now in my adulthood I can't stop reliving my childhood.

  52. Not many talk about this one but I was attacked by the same pitbull twice and thats where my ptsd comes from now but animal attacks are not much mentioned

  53. Any prolonged and repeated trauma definitely adds demensions they are not considering when they ignore cptsd exists.

  54. I have it all my life. I’m surprised I’m alive. I had this all my life I’m sorry but it’s hard being a adult more because the memories just creep in randomly and it effect your life and daily life I’m a fucked up 23 year old pretty girl. When i should be normal.

  55. my dad would beat us,yell at us in front of cops,school, stores my dad would flip out on cars driving to fast people being to loud nieghbors kids In the road,fight all the time,drink beer everyday..then having step brother molest us at the age 5 &6 and me tell and my dad on 17 year old step brother my dad beat him so bad I have been stuck in my childhood and now 36 understanding why alchohol at the age 13 made my life easier tell I was 18 was ok but I did not stop drinking tell 36 now I am trying to cope and it sucks there is way more to the story and cptsd is real trauma at a young age.
    Ms. Junko therapist thank you from my heart… dont know how to find you but thank you!!!

  56. Trauma inform practice is essential in the conceptualization of who we are, and why we develop PTSD. Vulnerabilities such as genetics and historical precede PTSD reactions. Also, the concept of various mental health illnesses is somewhat redundant… if you only consider that PTSD accumulates almost ALL symptoms associated to anxiety, depression and personality disorder.

  57. I stopped watching when she said it only comes from war I have cptsd I wasnt in a war just an extremely abusive relationship that has had terrible effects on my life

  58. I kept it all inside for years and I blocked all emotions and kept living in my head. Started my spiritual journey and after removing and healing a lot of layers, getting to the core, I dont know how I survived till now…

  59. I watch a few of these types of videos… pretty often. Looking for something new, or at least a new way of looking at something. It was when you said "Motherfucker", and you almost said it exactly the right way, that I realized I hadn't heard a single thing you said, or probably any of the other videos I've watched for a couple of years now. I rewatched this from the beginning and paid attention. I'm still crying like a little girl, full snot and everything. Thanks for a really great human moment. Have a good one.

  60. Childhood abuse is the "Classic Complex Trauma" We had zero pre trauma us. I was marinated in that daily, from day one and well beyond his death. Children do not have any skills to understand whats happening.

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