When an individual receives a diagnosis of complex post traumatic stress disorder, he or she has suffered trauma over a prolonged period of time. The person had little control over the situation and little or no chance to escape from the situation. Differences between C-PTSD and PTSD One of the main differences between complex post traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) and PTSD is the length of time that exposure to the trauma lasted. In cases of C-PTSD the traumas experienced are long term.
PTSD - This has changed my entire life and personality. After 5 years of isolation, depression, fear and being in a constant fight or flight state I'm finally starting to feel strong enough to deal with it. It's like purposely pouring salt and alcohol into deep wounds, it's gonna hurt like Hell but it'll also help it heal.