PTSS vs. PTSD

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#1 November 3, 2009 - 7:59pm
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PTSS vs. PTSD

I remember that what we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder used to be called Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. I like the term Syndrome better than Disorder. Disorder seems to imply that we are somehow responsible for the behavior...as if we are purposely acting crazy-like.

After all, the term personality disorder carries with it an implied rebelliousness or defiant behavior. I am NOT pushing a self-serving agenda when I break down and start sobbing or when I shake uncontrollably or when I am in a foglike condition for days on end or when I scream at my son and then immediately feel like a rotten mother.

Does anyone know why the name was changed from Syndrome to Disorder?

Please share any of your Post Traumatic Stress symptoms.

November 3, 2009 - 8:31pm
Barbara (not verified)
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semantics

The names of syndromes etc are regularly changed. PTSD used to be "Shell Shock" Psycho/Sociopathy and Narcissism all used to be "Moral Insanity" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PTSD ~~~~~~~~~~~~ My Abuse Information Site Online Coaching & Help
November 3, 2009 - 8:34pm (Reply to #9)
cynthia (not verified)
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WOW

Psycho/Sociopathy and Narcissism all used to be "Moral Insanity" They need to call it that again cause that is what it is
November 3, 2009 - 8:37pm (Reply to #10)
Barbara (not verified)
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yes

and I totally agree with you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ My Abuse Information Site Online Coaching & Help
November 3, 2009 - 8:30pm
cynthia (not verified)
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????

i dont know just like their disorder used to be called antisocial now they call it narcissism correction I meant sociopath not antisocial daaaa
November 3, 2009 - 8:33pm (Reply to #2)
Barbara (not verified)
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terminology

PAPD = Passive Aggressive Personality Disorder is no longer. It got folded into NPD a while back. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive%E2%80%93aggressive_behavior ~~~~~~~~~~~ My Abuse Information Site Online Coaching & Help
November 3, 2009 - 8:55pm (Reply to #3)
Shelley (not verified)
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question for Barbara

If a person doesn't get help for post traumatic problems, can they go insane or suffer any known end-organ damage? What do you think about methods like EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) or EFT(Emotional Freedom Technique) to alleviate PTSD? Can just talking to a therapist cure PTSD?
November 3, 2009 - 9:37pm (Reply to #4)
Barbara (not verified)
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Shelley

EMDR has shown great results EFT - not so much Cognitive Behavioral Therapist can help you manage and eventually get rid of the symptoms. I don't believe in the word CURE for anything. My PTSD is permanent - probably had it since I was young - didn't start any sort of treatment until I was in 30s and completely disabled. Oh well... ~~~~~~~~~~~~ My Abuse Information Site Online Coaching & Help
November 4, 2009 - 8:03am (Reply to #5)
better off
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And yet, Barbara, you use

And yet, Barbara, you use all of it for the good of others. You are a really amazing woman...with all you've suffered, evil did not conquer you; you are out there kicking its ass every day.
November 4, 2009 - 8:13am (Reply to #6)
Barbara (not verified)
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better off

well, evil may have slowed me down physically but thanks to the internet... I can set fire to it's hair daily. LOL ~~~~~~~~~~~~ My Abuse Information Site Online Coaching & Help
November 4, 2009 - 8:26am (Reply to #7)
4joys (not verified)
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barbara

Your a wonderful lady ;)