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PTSD from childhood

Discussion in 'Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)' started by BKenneth, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. BKenneth

    BKenneth New Member

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    So, I have a question.........I have always believed I had some form of PTSD from my upbringing and early stages of life. I have a traumatic history with my father and even now as an adult, I struggle. Thus, me believing I have PTSD. There are certain things that trigger me....maybe something I see of TV or something someone says that reminds of me my past. I cannot count the amount of times that I have woken up in the middle of the night screaming at my dad in a dream/nightmare. So, without ever being truly diagnosed, is it possible that this could be PTSD?
     
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    janemariesayed Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, this does sound like PTSD or CPTSD. Complex (CPTSD) stems from childhood. I had it too and I used to have nightmares. In my waking hours, I have memories that come into my mind and they feel painful. Evthoughght it shouldn't feel painful. PTSD means you don't have a control of your memories. So when you are sleeping they will also manifest as a bad dream.
     
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    That sounds like what I go through. I'm thinking about going and getting a proper diagnosis. Thank you!!!
     
  4. Forever_Jung

    Forever_Jung New Member

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    Yes, the waking up in the night screaming at your dad is PTSD symptom. To the extent the PTSD is severe doesn't matter; make whatever call you need to make to get working on it.

    At least begin by talking with somebody about this.
     

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