What is PTSD? PTSD Awareness

This is excellent information and a great introduction to the “cues” that trigger the physiological responses that cause the emotional anguish of PTSD and CPTSD. And what I’m about to say is not meant to diminish the information on this chart.

This chart is based on the behavioral model, and thus recommends the short-term behavioral interventions that sometimes give long-term results for a small group of people. These short-term treatments also happen to be preferred by the HOMO’s that made Behaviorism central to the U.S. Mental Health System.

The treatment I don’t see on this chart is psychotherapy.

PTSD is not a behavior and in cases of severe PTSD behavioral interventions are useless. That’s not to say that minding your thoughts and reminding yourself to laugh don’t have their place. But I’m not a child. I’m a complex adult. I know how to behave. I want to know who I am under the PTSD as a person, and I need someone who understands that struggle. I’ve never met a behaviorist with the skill it takes to understand the struggle to find ones authentic self.

2 thoughts on “What is PTSD? PTSD Awareness

    1. That’s because it’s based on the behavioral model and rage is something to ‘treat’ with CBT, meds and DBT. It’s an important part of psychotherapy to experience your rage and behavioral approaches are helpful when it comes to making sure you don’t lose control and hurt yourself or someone else—but that’s why having access to longer term periods of in patient treatment is crucial. Sometimes you have to lose control and that is when a containing environment is an asset to the goal of getting well.

      Thanks for the comment. πŸ™‚


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