Bullying, harassment and abuse cause trauma, traumatic stress and PTSD: read this
The symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are described on my PTSD page and are written in simple terms for the lay person from the perspective of an experiencer and recovered survivor. The PTSD page contains insightful information on PTSD and Prolonged Duress Stress Disorder (PDSD) which you may not find in mental health textbooks or amongst the mental health professions or professionals.
People suffering traumatic stress from accidents, disasters, violence etc will also find my PTSD page useful, as will those helping, supporting or caring for people suffering from or exhibiting symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder.
PDSD is the same condition as PTSD except that the symptoms are brought on by a large number of small incidents, each individually non-life-threatening, rather than one major life-threatening incident, but the end result is the same. The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder page also describes the difference between mental illness and psychiatric injury. PTSD is an injury, not an illness.
My PTSD page also describes the difference between mental illness and psychiatric injury.
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Stress, injury to health, trauma and PTSD
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David Kinchin's book Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: the invisible injury
validates and relieves the silent unseen suffering of trauma
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Neil Marr and Tim Field's book Bullycide: death at playtime reveals the
secret toll of children who attempt or commit suicide because of bullying
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