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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

    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?
  2. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    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.
  3. BKenneth

    BKenneth New Member

    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

    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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