Do you have/know someone with PTSD? Do people ever really recover from trauma that causes PTSD?

Do you have/know someone with PTSD? Do people ever really recover from trauma that causes PTSD?Do you have/know someone with PTSD? Do people ever really recover from trauma that causes PTSD?

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  • My Dad was a sailor during the Falklands war and his Submarine he was on at the time was involved in an incident which involved the sinking of an Argentinian ship and a massive loss of life. It's still an incident that cause's debate as it's argued it was a war crime (the Argentinian ship was retreating and out of the war zone). I was born after this... but people tell me that my Dad who before this war was very outgoing, which is a shock as I've always known him as massively shy/introverted. He would of been 16/17 at the time, I wonder if it affected him?

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  • Don't know anyone right now that does, by one of my grandfathers had it due to fighting in the Spanish Civil War and losing his family. Didn't seem like he ever fully recovered from it.

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  • I have ptsd from an abysive relationship I was in. I don't know of it’ll ever fully go away

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    • Same here. It has lessened greatly since then, but even now it sometimes comes back to me, despite it being four years and three relationships ago.

    • That's where mine came from. It has been a decade but I only started therapy about 1.5 years ago.

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  • Yes. My sister who's been through a lot of trauma as a child growing up the same way I have is experiencing that herself, and has been getting help for it, besides medication. It's not easy going to do stings and is far more common than a lot of people really expect. They assume it's just people that's been in the army, or I've been at war that really have experienced these things. Besides those that are victims of sexual abuse, or gotten to tragic accidents. But PTSD can be in many forms, and it could affect anybody at any given time of their lives. Some people that go through oppression and depression oftentimes don't realize that they may be suffering from this as well. Any form of mental and physical disease can be healed and cured. But it really all depends on what you will expect and believe. Normally in the natural world it cannot be so, not just because of disbelief, because of people's choices besides the way modern medicine works. I believe in trusting all of that unto the Lord and actually working at achieving not just Deliverance but healing as well. People have to choose what it is they really want. It is always best to seek guidance and help in this area because one thing a person who is struggling with any form of mental illness, or traumas should not have to do is go through it alone. The key step is acknowledging you have a problem, accepting that there is something really wrong, and getting help for it. The next steps that are after those mean 3 is left entirely up to the person. For me, I know for myself whatever problems that I suffered through and is struggling with I want cured and I want it completely to be gone by giving it up to God so that he can take care of what it is that he knows that needs to be done. Anything else that physically needs to be done, he will leave me to get done. Is a joint effort of understanding that PTSD in any form of mental and even physical illnesses is both physical as well as spiritual. You can't get rid of the physical if you don't understand its spiritual Roots. Once you get rid of the seed that has been planted that shouldn't be, than everything else physically will also be removed. Is not that it can't be cured, as there is none that is ever been done, that wasn't been done before. It's just very rare.

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  • well with the question, can you heal from ptsd, the answer is yes and no. there is A Lot of healing to do from trauma. there is healing from how you feel from it, you may have to heal by forgiving the past or people who may be apart of your trauma (like an abuser) and healing by not being angry or from unhealthy feelings you have gone thr from it and most importantly healing the the awful digusted, guilt driven, or ashamed perspective we may feel... in my experiamce of ptsd from rape, my healing has been a process and you can't just heal from the whole sitution all at once. you prolly can't even do it in a one year time. the first part of healing for me was when i fully accepted and told myself i need help ( ik it sounds small) but id repeat that to myself and for first time i had no denial of ptsd or guilt that i was weak from being emotionally damaged and upset. it made me put my head up instead of down when i was letting my life go.
    the second part of healing healing from the ashamed and disgusted perspective i had. for what i gone thr i thought i was degraded and digusting even tho i was the victim. but I've come to realize with rape and trauma come grief and we can develope whats called dirty thinking where when we get hurt instead of just realizing we are hurt, we devolpe unhealthy (but natual thoughts) about the sitution like this happened to me bc im worthless, this makes me digusting, my life is unfair. i realized this thinking was what gave me the hardest time. my own disturbed perspective. but i changed that and i tell myself i am not those things.

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  • As a military brat with my own baggage I think I can confidently say that people don't ever fully recovers from a traumatic experience like that. But it does get easier to handle. Sometimes you need help, hell sometimes you need help realizing you need help. But it can get easier.

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  • Yeah, I’m still fighting my inner demons. I’m better though but probably will never be completely out of it. Nightmares, cold sweat usually, panic attacks rarely now. And a lot of trust issues. I usually stay positive and laugh a lot even though there’s periods when I’m really down. But I accepted it and live with it. You gotta keep on rollin! 😂

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  • I had a friend who had PTSD due to sexual assault. It was really hard to watch her go through that because she's genuinely one of the greatest people I've ever met. I haven't talked to her a ton in the past year, but I hope she's doing better.

    But it is very possible to recover from PTSD. It just takes time and seeking help.

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  • Gone through difficulty after my family/marriage broke down. I was broken into pieces. I didn't know how to face the world. My parents who blamed me for not being a good wife. I couldn't handle it for months. Took years to heal. Left my kids, left everything. Was it tramatic? I don't know anymore.
    Life goes on, work, friends, family, coworkers, my boss even reach out to help me. I learned I have to be strong for my children. I came back. I know learned to forgive for myself and for anyone who hurt me or i who hurt them. It takes two.
    Do we ever heal 100%, I don't think so, but we become stronger and we learned, reflect and accpet and forgive.

    I learned that I am resilent. Its been so long, the pain/hurt, only being able to forgiveness slowly will you feel free.
    I know people who have gone through or maybe going through this kind of pain. I can feel them.

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  • One of my friends university had PTSD. They're seeing a psychologist on a regular basis for professional help.

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  • No, if you experienced something that was so bad it caused PTSD then you never fully recover, psychology helps with treating the effects of PTSD and helps you deal with the trauma but you dont actually get over it, it stays with you forever...

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  • I'm certain I have it. I'm a 911 Police Dispatcher. I can still hear the shot gun blast and the gurgling/death rattle breathing 25 years later. I had a period where 3 died with in 18 months of each other while tried to speak with them. I've not lost anyone in the 22 years since. I'm not sure there's a "cure" so much as coping strategies for day to day living. Of course since then I've had 25 years of takking with people in a domestic assault in progress, sexual assaults, physical assaults, who found a loved one committing suicide. I wonder what retirement will be like in 6 years? I'm hoping keeping active will take my mind off it.

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  • Not fully recover. Each person's triggers are different as is the trauma. There is hood support out there though to help promote an improved quality of life. I've had it for almost 20 years so..

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  • Yes. But that's a horse of a different fish. PTSD can come from many things. Many do recover depending on what it is and how friends and family can help. Most importantly, the SO should be a big support.

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  • PTSD is very treatable. Even curable. The first step is finding help.

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    • Treatable, yes, but curable might be a bit far fetched. People with severe PTSD can have it for the rest of their life, think of all the Vietnam vets still suffering from it after 50 years. Even with treatment, severe psychological trauma doesn't completely go away.

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    • There have been tests with both lsd , mushrooms and “molly”. All had very good results. The acid actually had shown better promise.

    • Hopefully it will make mainstream approval

  • My great uncle suffered from ptsd after Vietnam. According to family it got better to a degree over time, but never fully went away.

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  • My sister does. It took almost 7 years but she’s mostly recovered. It was a tough process, but it’s doable. From what I hear recovery depends on a lot of things, support after the trauma, the person, the intensity and duration of the trauma, and the age they were when the trauma took place, to name a few. The important thing to do as a friend or family member is to be supportive, and as a victim it’s important to remember that the past can’t hurt you anymore, and with some work and support from others things will get better.

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  • I have it. I know several others who have it.

    I think it can get better to a point but never really heal. I’ve found the closer relationships you can maintain with others can help.

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  • I havve and currently suffer from PTSD due to physical, mental, and emotional abuse incurred as a child, along with bullying in the DPS school system. It was a vicious cycle that I still fight and struggle with today with my self esteem and confidence completely shot. I have attempted suicide 4 times.

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  • I believe that people can recover from any mental illness with the right support and mentality and sometimes treatment. They need to put it in God's holy hands..

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  • Yeah, me.
    It never really goes away or stops hurting,
    Over time, you learn to make your peace with it, and you get on living. It will always be there, it just gets much easier, or much more difficult to live with. You either crack and snap, or, you stare it down, face it, and deal with it head on.

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  • i have it, had it since i was 7, and it takes a while. i still get teary when i see the place i experienced it.

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  • It depends on the severity of the trauma, the temperament of the victim, and how soon and what type of help is sought.

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  • I have been there 2 times and it is dam hard sum times. My first wife I never see, but my 2 wife I have caped in touch with. And go and see her when I am down her way. Still good friends. We all get on with my wife now, As we have been together for over 20 years..

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  • Myself. But I can't talk more about what caused it. I always control myself saying it will be ok oneday. I try to busy myself to get out of the trauma. But at times I feel worse about myself and can't even move from a place

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  • We all can suffer from different levels of this... it's impossible to get through life with no traumas..
    God is ironically evil, isn't He?😒

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  • Yeah, but i think traumas affect different people differently.

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  • Most mental illnesses (PTSD included) don’t have a “cure” per se, but the symptoms can be managed (even eliminated, but we don’t use cure) to restore the affected individual to normal functioning. A combination of medication and therapy are the best options for a PTSD patient.

    The problem in some places is finding a psychologist who knows what they’re doing. In the field of psych most of what we see is theories and studies, analyses etc. How to evaluate, treat and medicate a patient is overlooked a lot (ironically) unless they specialize in psychiatry.

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  • I cannot speak for others, but I don't think I will ever recover.

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  • Yes i have. With my experience no, you can only become more at peace with it

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  • I know someone who does and the trama will never fully heal.

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  • It depends on the severity of trauma. Many Vietnam vets are still suffering from it today, after 50 years, for example. The more severe the trauma, especially if it was over time or repeated, the more difficult the recovery. Treatment definitely exists, but it can't really be cured if it's severe. The triggers are another thing, especially if it's a relatively common sound, sight, smell, or situation. Even things like certain times of day or days of the year. It's not something you can just pop a pill and expect to go away. I don't have it but I've talked to veterans who do.

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  • Nobody that’s been diagnosed with it, but so know quite a few people that saw combat. I think that sticks with most people

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  • I got hurt at work 3 years ago and I still have dreams about it I think it will stay with me

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  • Many including myself and you can make your piece with it after a long time but you never truly get over it

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  • nope never had it but friends have suffered from other mind things from depression to fear of going any where

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  • I have it a little especially the same place where a car hit me at the time when I was training on my bike

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  • That is a lie.

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  • Yes I have it.

    I’m yet to be known to be cured.

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  • Yes I have PTSD and I do have trauma and etc

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  • Yes. It's hella sad

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  • You learn to live with it.

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  • No and sometimes

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  • Yeah my brother, he’s not getting better yet though, hopefully he will in the future.

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  • I have a mild form of it. I was a victim of a random act of violence, that's what caused it. While I am still struggling with the remains of it, I have to say that the only thing that pulled me out of it was knowledge, understanding violence and knowing how to use it to injure, cripple or kill anybody, regardless of age, size, numbers or whether they are armed or not. Only when I knew that another traumatic event like the one I suffered can never happen to me again, at least not with the same outcome, I began feeling more at ease and started slowly releasing all that tension PTSD caused. However, there can be many possible events that cause PTSD, so this is clearly not an option for everybody.

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  • PTSD. I’m seeing a therapist for some stuff and they told me I exhibit ptsd. A lot of dissociation fckin awful nightmares, daydreams

    I just started emdr last week and they say it’s good a good rate of success for people like me Where success is basically a reduction in symptoms and are able to cope better with the emotions and thoughts.

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  • *sigh* I am my own demon

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  • Not always. I'd not trust anyone to claim exactly who recovers and who doesn't, though.

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  • I suffer with it, some days are harder than others.

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