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What PTSD Is
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 20th, 2013 09:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

>>I think the incidents that stick worst in my mind are the ones that involve egregious cases of that.<<

Sooth. That's always going to hurt.

>>and that kind of detail coupled with a mind used to meditations/trances and fabricating worlds for writing?<<

Yyyyeah ... that's a problem. That kind of mindset can tear itself apart under the wrong circumstances. The strength and the weakness of the power are the same thing; like the way super hearing makes it possible to hear a lost person from a distance, but also makes sirens a misery. There are things I try to limit my exposure to for that kind of reason.

>>On the slightly brighter side of things, later this year I should be attending a chronic pain programme specifically geared for people with PTSD, despite technically not fufilling the diagnostic criteria on the UK psych manuals, as my secondary care professionals agree its the best course of treatment for me they can offer.<<

Good luck with it!

A lot of mental health care comes down to "We don't really know what's going on because the mind isn't something we can X-ray but this is the best we've been able to figure out as a solution." Sometimes it helps. It's just so much harder to fix things that can't be touched directly with what most people have available.
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 22nd, 2013 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

So much that people need is either unavailable, or available only with the permission of people who don't always have their best interests at heart. It's very frustrating.
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