I was diagnosed with scoliosis from the age of 4. I needed a check-up, twice every year. At he age of 12 it got worse and i had to wear a heavy boston back brace for about 4,5 years/24/7, during that time of my life fell apart, i isolated myself, i was depressed, life had no meaning since i had no control or say over my body. At the age of 23 i still suffer from the side effects without me knowing it, i lose interest quickly, life feels empty, i hardly make friends because i dont feel like hanging out, im insecure and easily angered, never had a boyfriend because guys can't handle me. Are these side effects of ptsd?
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that's not PTSD.
PTSD is post traumatis stress disorder. Most commonly whitnessed in war vets, but it can happen fro manything giving extrepe psychological stress, like rape, armed robberies, assault, severe car accidents... you name it.
One telltale sign of it is that there is one key event (either single case or repeated) that caused it to happen. Also certain actions will trigger flashbacks or breakdowns. For example those getting it from car accidents sometimes can't even sit behind the wheel on a car because it makes them "relive" the accident. War vets can have flasbacks from fireworks, or even someone making a loud noise similar to gunshots near them...
This is the most visible indicator of it. Trouble sleeping, anxiety, nervous breakdowns, and similar can also be symptoms.
Too many seem to instantly think something is PTSD, simply because it's a well known diagnosis. But the thing is that it is as said often caused by a specific and easily identifiable event.
However you lack one of the core identifiers of PTSD, and it seems you lack any clear trigger. I'd say we're looking at a much simpler problem with depression at a younger age, causing improper psychological development and improper development of social skills.
But you should see someone who knows this shit to get it tested.0