PTSD - Types
What types of trauma illnesses are there?
PTSD usually develops in the first six months after trauma. In some people, symptoms may take years to develop. This is called ’delayed-onset PTSD’. This makes up less than 1 in 5 cases. There is no difference in the symptoms of PTSD and delayed-onset PTSD.
Complex PTSD is not the same as PTSD, and the treatment options are different.
Complex PTSD describes personality changes you experience after ongoing trauma, such as abuse. You may:
- find it hard to relate to other people,
- feel hopeless, and
- have difficulty trusting others.
There may be some overlap between complex PTSD and borderline personality disorder (BPD). People with complex PTSD may benefit from treatments that work for people with BPD.
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