complex post-traumatic stress disorder(redirected from Complex PTSD)
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complex post-traumatic stress disorderA psychological state induced by prolonged psychosocial trauma coupled with disempowerment and an inability to escape one’s situation. While C-PTSD is similar to PTSD, the latter does not account for all of the symptoms of C-PTSD and lacks the component of inescapability and helplessness which characterises C-PTSD.
Sexual abuse (especially of children), physical abuse, emotional abuse, domestic violence or torture.