How do you get PTSD?
PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
When someone endures a traumatic experience where they experienced the Fight or Flight reaction, they will sometimes experience flashbacks of the experience.
We often see Military personnel with PTSD but so few times do people realize the impact of Domestic violence.
Verbal abuse is enough to cause PTSD in a person, Mental and Emotional abuse as well as Physical and Financial abuse can cause PTSD in its vicims.
My experience is that physical and Emotional abuse I believe are the most brutal however, all forms of abuse are wrong, and most smaller instances are blown off, and are often dismissed by victims.
Most victims do not realize the way the cycle of abuse works.
An abuser will start out in the Honey Moon phase and then progress into agitation.
Then small instances of abuse occur that make you question yourself because it is the abusers goal to break you down.
The abuses get worse and worse until something big and bad happens and then some people leave which is what I plead with victims to do, because nobody deserves to be mistreated.
It is a statistic that victims will leave 7 times before they really leave for good and it’s usually because they finally realize that the abuse is real and undeniable. .
If there is not a Domestic violence shelter in your Town or city go to the police anyway they will find the closest one for you. Your Life matters.
PTSD again results in many cases of survivors and some symptoms are flashbacks,panic attacks,psychosis, and depression.
Seek help from medical staff and police if you are in a dangerous situation and don’t be afraid to be treated for PTSD because it’s understandable that you would show symptoms of this disorder after experiencing this kind of trauma to your mind your body and your spirit.