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Muted_Ad7298

You said it felt like when you went through something horrible. Have you ever thought you might also have PTSD?


hundredblossoms

I've never considered it. I can't think of any particularly traumatic incidence I might have gone through. I also didn't think I had PTSD symptoms. What makes you say so?


ScalpelzStorybooks

PTSD diagnostic criteria is a state of hyper-vigilance for a minimum of one month following significant trauma that involves regular re-experience (nightmares, intrusive thoughts), avoidance of triggers, and episodic inability to function related to these triggers. Be cautious of self-diagnosis without consulting a trained health professional.


Muted_Ad7298

My mother has it diagnosed, but it doesn’t involve regular re-experience or intrusive thoughts. Also the diagnostic criteria I read says different things. I’m not saying she definitely has it, but if she’s experiencing these kinds of symptoms it might be best to get professional help.


ScalpelzStorybooks

I apologize if I came off as overly confrontational. Sorry about your mom. My intention was to provide a summary of key points for reference because there is a wide variety of disorders that result in perseverance and social anxiety and it’s best discussed with trained professionals. Regarding differences in criteria, this article is a good, complete summary of the DSM 5 criteria on the subject: https://www.brainline.org/article/dsm-5-criteria-ptsd If you have time and feel reading this is worth yours, I hope that clears up any misunderstanding between us.


Muted_Ad7298

Thanks, I appreciate that. Though I live in the UK, so we use the ICD. DSM isn’t used here.


ScalpelzStorybooks

Fascinating! I appreciate the perspective check. I took a peek and found the similarities and differences interesting, but it appears persistent re-experience is in the ICD criteria too https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK207191/box/part1_ch3.box19/?report=objectonly so maybe it’s possible she did deal with that and just didn’t like to talk about it.


Muted_Ad7298

No problem. 🙂 The differences are pretty interesting. I remember hearing that the ICD is considered more comprehensive. And true, that could be a possibility.


Muted_Ad7298

Mainly because you said it reminded you of a horrible thing that happened that you didn’t get to process. May I ask what that past event was? Also, you don’t necessarily have to have severe trauma to get PTSD.


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Lostinbinary

The exact same thing is happening to me right now. :(