Lifelong trauma sequelae: Complex PTSD in a new lifespan model
In addition to the core symptoms of “classic” PTSD, patients with complex PTSD are also affected by specific disturbances in self-organization. A couple of theoretical ideas exist on the development of complex PTSD. However, there are still few empirically tested models. The developmental model of this study focuses on specific risk factors that are associated with the full range of symptoms of complex PTSD, such as the type and extent of trauma and maltreatment in childhood, attachment difficulties, and social-interpersonal processes.
Why Me? Why Now? Abstract Thinking Predicts the Development of PTSD Symptoms in Student Paramedics
Imagine that you are a student paramedic. You arrive at the scene of an accident, recognise symptoms that you learnt about recently, but you cannot remember what you need to do next. What might go through your head? You might be thinking: "Why
do I always struggle to remember important stuff? Why
is this happening to me? What if
I never learn this stuff?”