My life was too hard. I was too stressed out. Too many bad things had happened to me already and I just couldn't catch a break. I felt like I couldn't go on. Why was God so angry at me? "Yes, your life is a tragedy. But you will have love," God replied.
This report documents survival and recovery of a severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, for three years following a nervous breakdown. The purpose of this report is to improve the understanding of PTSD based on expertise and experience which will help to better recognize PTSD, reduce suffering, increase survival and help people with PTSD get better faster. This report contains the following sections: Introduction, Current Diagnostic Criteria for PTSD, PTSD Physiology, Recognizing PTSD, Surviving PTSD, and Personal PTSD Experience.
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