Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) are states that can develop in the aftermath of traumatic incidents. These experiences may include physical or emotional abuse, accidents, combat, sexual assault, or any event that dominates a person's ability to cope. Both conditions can have a profound impact on one's mental and emotional well-being.

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It is a common disorder that affects many individuals over their lifetimes. It can occur after any traumatic event that ignites the feeling of anxiety, fear, and helplessness for a longer period. In addition, it can also interfere with people’s capability to cope with daily life.

Symptoms of PTSD :

  • Reliving the traumatic experience

  • Avoiding some specific situations

  • Changed behaviour and feelings about yourself as well as others

  • Hyperarousal



The condition of Complex PTSD is a consequence of trauma that stays for a long time. It relates to those who have experienced abuse as a child or have suffered from domestic violence.

Symptoms of C-PTSD :

  • Lack of emotional constraint

  • Disassociation 

  • Negative self-perception

  • Problem with relationships

  • Lack of beliefs

For people who have been traumatised, individuals who have memory problems and disruptions in identity development can find it hard to control emotions and create and maintain healthy relationships. At Blossoming Minds Therapy, we are here to help!

C-PTSD for Couples

Therapy is a critical component of managing C-PTSD symptoms and promoting healing. As a partner, it’s important to support your loved one as they go through therapy, which may include attending sessions or taking medication. Additionally, it’s crucial to recognize that therapy is a personal journey, and it doesn’t always involve overnight success. Consistency, patience, and compassion are necessary to support your partner through their healing process.

It is also important to comprehend that therapy for C-PTSD can be emotionally draining for both the person getting treatment and their partner. It’s essential to prioritize self-care and seek support from friends, family, or a therapist if needed. Additionally, you can seek Couples Therapy and Family Therapy

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Treatments that can help!

There can be various treatment options for PTSD including talk therapy and medicines. PTSD is somehow different for every individual so they might require to try a few different types of treatment to find what works best for them. 

For complex PTSD sufferers, the most useful therapy is long-term psychological therapy as well. This can help people slowly regain their trust in others and allow them to competently perform in their work and social lives.

Trauma-focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy helps patients cope with trauma by working through the traumatic memories, challenging their beliefs and thoughts, and gradually facing triggers that are being avoided. All whilst done in a safe and secure space with the supervision of a professional psychologist.


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