Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder gets simplified in this compact book that takes you on a pinch-hitter's course to understanding the condition millions of people around the world endure.
explores the condition resultant from enduring repetitive and sustained traumatic events over the course of years, usually, under circumstances such as (but not limited to) being a prisoner of war, or a survivor of long term child abuse. CPTSD is a nightmarish cluster of mental health diagnoses for those who develop and battle this condition in their daily lives.
Whether you're a survivor or not, Feel This: Living With CPTSD is intended to be a brief guide to understanding the condition the American Psychiatric Association refuses to acknowledge, while being a warm comforting blanket embroidered with "you are not alone" to those who suffer with it. There's hope for recovery and plain language throughout to help unravel the complexities of CPTSD.
On September 10, 2019, I travelled to Washington D.C. to protest in front of the American Psychiatric Association's headquarters.
Security was dispatched from within the building to let me know where I could stand on the sidewalk. I complied.
Drivers honked as they passed and some asked questions while they were waiting for the light to change at 9th Street SW.
Most of the foot traffic, though, folks coming and going from the building averted their eyes. People who were attached to the business of healing brains would not make eye contact with me. Peculiar, considering the nature of my signs.
There really is a revolving door on the face of American Psychiatry.
What's most striking about the APA's icon is that it's a caduceus within the shape of the brain. The staff highlights the division between right and left brain hemispheres. Clever.
Why then, would they cut off the head of the snake? Why leave out the anatomous part they represent?
My guess is they're as fearful of wholeness as the r