Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and their associated Mental Health Disorders

 

This month we have been discussing complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD/ c-PTSD/ Complex PTSD) and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). So far, we have explored the definitions of both, and some of the long-term consequences to the lives of children who survive their devastating effects into adulthood.

Today, we are going to examine the many mental health disorders which are directly related to both ACEs and CPTSD.

Some of the research we will be discussing is cutting edge and still debated in offices, laboratories and campuses all around the globe.

The Central Nervous System Changes Caused by ACEs: A Recap

 In previous articles we looked into the brain changes which occur due to the levels of stress hormones which flood young children’s bodies when they experience ACEs. Let us recap last week’s information so we can better understand the mental health disorders caused by early childhood trauma.

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For more information on CPTSD, including resources and materials to help in healing and living with Complex PTSD symptoms, head over to CPTSDfoundation.org.

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