Complex PTSD

I thought I’d take this opportunity to clear up any confusion regarding Complex PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). I’ve used this term in several posts and have received a couple of questions about it. Here’s the scoop. Complex PTSD is a diagnosis that was originally proposed by Judith Herman, M.D., in Trauma and Recovery, her …

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Little Earthquakes

My life used to be rather banal. I think. I can’t really imagine that my pre-Dr. T life was anywhere near as interesting—or as anxiety-producing—as my life is now. It’s hard to remember, though. It’s all a bit of a haze… In my post-Dr. T life, every so often, little earthquakes occur—random happenings that come …

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Blindsided

I got blindsided today. On Sunday mornings I go to a freestyle, family-oriented dance jam. I have been going for several years now, and I enjoy dancing to the wide variety of music (which is deejayed) and connecting with people of all ages. It’s a wonderful community and has been a lifesaver to me during …

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Aftermath (or The Joys of PTSD)

Within 24 hours of receiving my first wake-up call (Good morning, Kristi. I’m calling to inform you that you’ve been physically, psychologically and spiritually desecrated for the past five years. Have a nice day!), I freaked out. Imagine what it would be like if someone told you that everything you believed about the past several …

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