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PTSD and other stuff - September 15th 2010, 07:16 PM

So I finally started going to counselling/therapy/whatever you want to call it once a week for about a month ago now and things are slowly starting to get better. The psychologist I've been seeing told me I have all the symptoms of Posttraumatic stress disorder because of being bullied a few years back.

I have an idea what this is... But I was wondering if anyone has had an experience with this, whether it's something you've had or someone you know.
Also, how long did you/they have to go to therapy for to get completely better?
Sorry if this is in the wrong place, I couldn't find it anywhere else.
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Re: PTSD and other stuff - September 19th 2010, 03:16 PM

Hey Megan!

I think this fits perfectly here. (: I'd just like to start off by saying that I think you should be so proud of yourself for going to therapy and reaching out for help in that way. That's definitely a step in the right direction, and if things continue as they have for the past month, you certainly are coming closer and closer to 'recovery' each and every day; keep fighting!

As far as the length of time it's going to take to completely "get better," I don't think there's any set amount of time. Depending on how seriously you take the suggestions she gives you, your personality, and just a bunch of other factors, like the amount of outside support you have from friends and family, it's just going to vary.

With that said, keep an open heart to what your therapist is telling you. Ask her questions! And hang in there - you're doing great. (:

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Re: PTSD and other stuff - September 20th 2010, 07:33 PM

Hey there,

I got diagnosed with PTSD when I was 9 years old.

Basically it is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma.

Its Good to hear that you feel you're doing well
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Re: PTSD and other stuff - September 22nd 2010, 03:18 AM

There's no set time it takes to recover because studies have shown some people can recover a few months after a certain event whereas others continue to have it 16 years later for the same event. Much of it depends though on what the event was that occurred but there are always individual differences and effectiveness of the therapist with the client. I've never have PTSD so I cannot give any personal experience about it, the only experience I can give is of what I've seen in other people and from various case studies that have become very popular in the scientific (and possibly media) field.

One other factor though is the symptoms you experience, such as through hallucinations, dreams and other routes. Medication may help in making the anxiety symptoms decrease but they don't help with coping, which is what the therapy is for.

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