Complex post-traumatic stress disorder C-PTSD ; also known as complex trauma disorder  is a psychological disorder that can develop in response to prolonged, repeated experience of interpersonal trauma in a context in which the individual has little or no chance of escape.
C-PTSD relates to the trauma model of mental disorders and is associated with chronic sexualpsychological and physical abuse and neglectchronic intimate partner violencevictims of kidnapping and hostage situations, indentured servantsvictims of slavery and human traffickingsweatshop workers, prisoners of warconcentration camp survivors, residential school survivors, and defectors of cults or cult-like organizations.
Researchers concluded that C-PTSD is distinct from, but similar to disorderdissociative identity disorderand borderline personality disorder with the main distinctions being that it distorts a person's core identity, and involves significant emotional dysregulation.
The diagnosis of PTSD was originally developed for adults who had suffered from a single event trauma, such as or a traumatic experience during a war.
Children can suffer chronic trauma C i d daya wife sexual dysfunction as maltreatment, family violence, C i d daya wife sexual dysfunction a disruption in attachment to their primary caregiver. The term developmental trauma disorder DTD has also been suggested. It can also be characterized by subjective events like betrayal, defeat or C i d daya wife sexual dysfunction. Repeated traumatization during childhood leads to symptoms that differ from those described for PTSD.
Adults with C-PTSD have sometimes experienced prolonged interpersonal traumatization beginning in childhood, rather than, or as well as, in adulthood. These early injuries interrupt the development of a robust sense of self and of others. Because physical and emotional pain or neglect was often inflicted by attachment figures such as caregivers or older siblings, these individuals may develop a sense that they are fundamentally flawed and that others cannot be relied upon.
Individuals with Complex PTSD also demonstrate lasting personality disturbances with a significant risk of revictimization. Experiences in these areas may include: PTSD continues to be listed as a In the s, various researchers and clinicians suggested that PTSD might also accurately describe the sequelae of such traumas as child sexual abuse and domestic abuse.
Such patients were often extremely difficult to treat with established methods. These elements include captivity, psychological fragmentation, the loss of a sense of safety, trust, and self-worth, as well as the tendency to be revictimized.
Most importantly, there is a loss of a coherent sense of self: C-PTSD is also characterized by attachment disorderparticularly the pervasive insecureor disorganized-type attachment. As a consequence of this aspect of C-PTSD, when some adults with become parents and confront their own children's attachment needs, they may
C i d daya wife sexual dysfunction particular difficulty in responding sensitively especially to their infants' and young children's routine distress—such as during routine separations, despite these parents' best intentions and efforts.
The term is also applicable to the effects of exposure to contexts in which gang violence and crime are endemic as well as to the C i d daya wife sexual dysfunction of ongoing exposure to life threats in high-risk occupations such as police, fire and emergency services. Traumatic grief     or complicated mourning  are conditions  where both trauma and grief coincide.
There are conceptual links C i d daya wife sexual dysfunction trauma and bereavement since loss of a loved one is inherently traumatic. If a person dies, and the survivor was close to the person who died, then it is more likely that symptoms of grief will also develop. When the death is of a loved one, and was sudden or violent, then both symptoms often coincide.
C i d daya wife sexual dysfunction is likely in children exposed to community violence.
For C-PTSD to manifest traumatic grief, the violence would occur conditions of captivity, loss of control and disempowerment, coinciding with the death of a friend or loved one in life-threatening circumstances. This again is most likely for children and stepchildren who experience prolonged domestic or chronic community violence that ultimately results in the death of friends and loved ones.
The phenomenon of the increased risk of violence and death of stepchildren is referred to as the Cinderella effect. Treatment is usually tailored to the individual. Ford and van der Kolk have suggested that C-PTSD not be as useful a category for diagnosis and treatment of children as a proposed category of developmental trauma disorder DTD.
Diagnosis, treatment planning and outcome are always relational. Since C-PTSD or DTD in children is often caused by chronic maltreatment, neglect or abuse in a care-giving relationship the first element of the biopsychosocial system to address is that relationship.
This invariably involves some sort of child protection agency. This both widens the range of support that can be given to the child but also the complexity of the situation, since the agency's statutory legal obligations may then need to be enforced. A number of practical, therapeutic and ethical principles for assessment and intervention have been developed and explored in the field: Herman believes recovery can only occur within a healing relationship and only if the survivor is empowered by that relationship.
This healing relationship need not be C i d daya wife sexual dysfunction or sexual in the colloquial sense of "relationship", however, and can also include relationships with C i d daya wife sexual dysfunction, co-workers, one's relatives or children, and the therapeutic relationship.
Complex trauma means complex reactions and this leads to complex treatments. These problems include emotional dysregulation, dissociation, and interpersonal problems. The above components can be conceptualized as a model with three phases. Every case will not be the same, but one can expect the first phase to consist
C i d daya wife sexual dysfunction teaching adequate coping strategies and addressing safety concerns.
The next phase would focus on decreasing avoidance of traumatic stimuli and applying coping skills learned in phase one. The care provider may also begin challenging assumptions about the trauma and introducing alternative narratives about the trauma.
The final phase would consist of solidifying
C i d daya wife sexual dysfunction has previously been learned and transferring these strategies to future stressful events. Among these treatments are experiential and emotionally focused therapyinternal family systems therapysensorimotor psychotherapyeye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy EMDR
C i d daya wife sexual dysfunction behavior therapy DBTcognitive behavioral therapyexposure therapypsychodynamic therapyfamily systems therapy and group therapy.
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