Tag: CPTSD

  • A Sharp Left

    A Sharp Left

    Never accuse me of going in a straight line. I swear I think it is impossible for me to have one thread going in my life on any front. For example, I’m querying a novel. I’m finishing the last, last, last, oh please let them be the last edits, I’ve written a spiffy new database, […]

  • Clinical Utility of CPTSD

    Clinical Utility of CPTSD

    An encounter with a troll drove me back to looking at the research. So I guess I owe the troll a “Thank you.”

  • In Crisis or just Tuesday?

    In Crisis or just Tuesday?

    I’m going to talk about suicide and other hard and ugly things. If this isn’t for you, please, move along. Comments will be monitored. I have spent a great deal of time recently in doctor’s offices. Nothing particularly new or alarming, just more fallout from my round with breast cancer. That is a story for […]

  • VSS: Jun. 29, 2022 – Survival

    VSS: Jun. 29, 2022 – Survival

    As a child, survival meant becoming small, silent, erasing myself or breaking off pieces. Wanting was dangerous, get rid of it. Noise was dangerous, get rid of it. Presence was dangerous, get rid of it. Until nothing was left to prove I was there.

  • Exploring Complex PTSD and Psychosis

    Exploring Complex PTSD and Psychosis

    Interesting stuff coming out of the UK about Complex PTSD. The North West United Kingdom mental health services conducted a unique study looking into the relationship of trauma, particularly complex trauma, with psychosis. They published their findings in March 2022 with Frontiers in Psychology. In short, they had 144 people who suffer from psychosis answer […]

  • Conformity

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  • Research: Brain Activity Patterns After Trauma

    Research: Brain Activity Patterns After Trauma

    From October 2021 – The U.S. National Institutes of Health reported on a study that might demonstrate a link between post-trauma brain activity and symptoms of anxiety and PTSD. The study doesn’t directly address the long term factors that contribute to Complex PTSD. Instead the study focuses on short-term instances of trauma, single event situations. […]

  • Good News on Psilocybin for Major Depression

    Good News on Psilocybin for Major Depression

    In case you haven’t there is news coming out of Johns Hopkins Medicine that is good news for sufferers of major depression.

  • Tragedy

    Tragedy

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  • Another Day

    Another Day

    Another dayAnother ten roundsEven when you can’tYou don’t want To fight. Any more. No mas. No mas. Those are the daysTo fight the hardest. We fight to live.