Once known only as "shell shock," a vague condition affecting war veterans, PTSD is now recognized as an anxiety disorder brought on by a traumatic event. - MilitaryAvenue.com
PTSD Infographic. PTSD is part of the genetic makeup of our culture--all the hurt & pain that is exposed through violence, domestic abuse, and ANY event that has been traumatic for us. Some of this we're unconscious of. Most mental illness stems from varying degrees of PTSD...all the cues and triggers that have catalyzed our behaviors and patterned mindsets. Most of these problems are rooted before the age of 7. (Arrested Emotional Development)
anatomy of anxiety. It amazes me how the itty bitty amygdala can cause such chaos to the human body. Triggers during recovery (in this case, infidelity) have been compared to the triggers for PTSD. Ignoring it and keeping silent is not healthy or am effective way to process the pain. Get help, it takes more courage to get help than to be silent and suffer. You CAN do it...YOU are worth it.