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Re: PTSD from mostly neglect?

Posted by baseball55 on December 31, 2017, at 17:41:24

In reply to Re: PTSD from mostly neglect?, posted by rjlockhart37 on December 30, 2017, at 23:15:53

I think the problem is that there is no DSM category for the aftereffects of childhood emotional neglect, while there is a diagnosis (chronic PTSD) for the after-effects of childhood physical abuse. So therapists just tend to use PTSD for both. My p-doc did. But I was always uncomfortable with this - PTSD symptoms are flashbacks, hyper vigilance, etc., and I don't think these are the symptoms of neglect. Generally people who suffered childhood emotional neglect develop serious attachment problems -- anxious or avoidant attachment, which make it hard to forge strong and secure relationships.




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