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Rhonda Ragsdale @profragsdale
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I am so thankful that awareness of PTSD is more widespread than ever. I'm also aggravated by the large numbers of people who think they know what it is and have diagnosed themselves. U may have it - u might not. Please leave a diagnosis up to trained medical health experts.
Not everyone who experiences trauma develops PTSD. Not everyone who experiences post-traumatic stress has PTSD. U may not have a disorder at all. U could have acute stress disorder or bad memories, anxiety, many things. Those are not the same as PTSD.
If u had a bad experience and something reminds u of it, and u remember the bad feelings -- that is not the same as a PTSD trigger. PLEASE use different language to discuss your feelings than telling PTSD survivors u are going thru the same thing.
What is Acute Stress Disorder ? How does it differ from PTSD? National Center for PTSD
"PTSD diagnosis requires meeting a certain number of symptoms within established clusters. For ASD, symptoms are not classified within clusters; therefore an individual meets diagnosis based upon expression of symptoms in total."
"PTSD includes nonfear based symptoms risky/destructive behavior, overly negative thoughts/assumptions about oneself or the world, exaggerated blame of self/others for causing the trauma, negative affect, decreased interest in activities, feeling isolated), whereas ASD does not."
They do share some common symptoms and causes: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder I
None of this is an attempt to lesson what trauma survivors go thru, regardless of any diagnosis. This is just an attempt to help us consider our language and assumptions.
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