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PTSD on tumblr

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  1. That phonephobia not ptsd

    Telephone phobia. Telephone phobia (telephonophobia, telephobia, phone phobia) is reluctance or fear of making or taking phone calls, literally, "fear of telephones". It is considered to be a type of social phobia or social anxiety.
     
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  2. How does he "get really bad PTSD" from talking on the phone? Will his self-diagnosed PTSD only kick in once he's called with a stranger?
     
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  3. It's an exceptional misuse of language. Really what they mean is "I get nervous and feel super awkward talking on the phone", not "I feel like I'm back in fuckin' 'Nam whenever my Mom calls me up."
     
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    #123 SeaPancake, Feb 2, 2018
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  4. Sounds like these people have issues with interoceptive cues (bodily sensations) and dealing with that appropriately. So, any unpleasant feeling, sense of being overwhelmed, anxiety or stress response is considered "PTSD". They may also have issues with emotional regulation/emotional hyper-reactivity. Emotional dysregulation can occur with a number of conditions including PTSD, ADHD, Autism (hypersensitivity to sensory input), BiPolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD etc. They may have a high-conflict personality.

    I have noticed that some people with chronic fatigue syndrome (probably caused by a psychological basis) also seem to develop a reactivity to things. Their window of tolerance is small.

    If you keep getting set-off (stress-response) by the smallest thing it is going to cause cumulative problems (hypersensitivity/oversensitive nervous system). This then leads to issues with relating and dealing with others, situations, and the personalisation of even the smallest perceived slights. These people would have had signs of these problems from childhood and adolescence. It is evidenced by their way of relating to the world e.g. passive/inhibited/aggressive/dependent. It's not something that magically appears (unless you have a genetic and environmental predisposition to developing PTSD and do develop PTSD from a traumatic event). Complex PTSD is another matter altogether.

    So, they may have some anxiety, stress or other related disorder but not necessarily PTSD (according to DSM-V criteria).

    I like it when people say the hassle of dealing with certain systems (+ knockbacks/not getting what they want) causes them PTSD. I like to raise my eyebrow at these people.
     
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  5. So what you're saying is that some people are born fragile. It's an inevitability, but I have to wonder if their anxiety is exacerbated by modern society. Who are we kidding, of course it is. The question remains is if their oftentimes legitimate and near-constant "I'm feeling so attacked right now by psychic anxiety ghosts" would be alleviated if they were dropped in a place with little stimulation. Every place has its stressors, but of course some places are more laid-back than others.

    I think what's worse is that we're not really teaching our kids how to identify or recognize what is making us anxious and prickly, because that's some gay hippie shit to "be in touch with your feelings" because the Big World doesn't care if you're anxious or hyper-sensitive to stimulation. What the Big World doesn't realize is that if you have a bunch of Anxiety Bombs walking around, it's going to put a noticeable kink in how well society functions. If we don't teach kids how to cope and handle themselves, then we get these weirdos claiming PTSD when it most certainly is not.
     
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  6. i think being afraid of random people calling you is like how fucking normal person reacts, not god damn PTSD
     
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  7. That's exactly it. There are some people who are born "fragile". There is a whole lot of research on the evolutionary basis of this "fragility". Modern society also contributes to this exacerbation via food/drinks. If you have high anxiety it's not a good idea to eat lots of sugar or caffeine (stimulant stuff). And through technology, too much focused attention increases Beta waves (EEG-related). In some people, it may disrupt their circadian cycle. It just contributes to a never-ending cycle with regard to stress/anxiety. Some people also develop what's termed 'learned helplessness'. Ideally, parents/society should be teaching children how to develop resiliency, coping, and stress management skills. Some places actually do this by incorporating meditation, mindfulness, exercise, cognitive-behavioural and other related things to the school curriculum.

    The problem is that there is also a lot of "entitlement" in our society and people don't value/respect stuff given freely (or handed to them). People tend to value things if they have to work hard to obtain it. It's why some parents are now taking the initiative to teach the children the value of money (that it doesn't just grow on trees).
     
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  8. Causing cuckoldry and facial expressions like this.

    betaface.jpg
     
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  9. haha, not quite. Excess Beta does something like this:

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. So I have a buddy that's former military, and she works with this girl (I talked about her before in the asexual thread).

    My buddy had PTSD legit, she goes to therapist about it, takes meds to help her deal and lives a mostly functional life (we all have our bad days). This girl is the type to make up that she has every problem under the sun. If she really had all the mental problems she says she has she would be locked away. She knows my friend has PTSD, because my friend works hard to spread actual awareness about it. Well one day, she goes up to my friend and asks her,

    So how did you get diagnosed with PTSD?
    Um, I have actual PTSD and after many sessions and questions the doctor diagnosed me with it.
    Yeah but, what did you say that convinced them you had PTSD? What do I need to say to my doctor?

    My friend just walked away after this, and lost all respect for this person.
     
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  11. Like, most of these kids are "self-dxed" and complain about not getting a doctor. Long ago if a kid wanted to go to the doctor, they got their own fucking job. They don't have a chance at getting obamacare, most of them are probably upper-middle class and white.

    This is what I want to say to them: "Go on and ask your 'abusive' father or mother to take you to a mental hospital, they will laugh in your face and maybe make you have 'flashbacks' of what they allegedly did to you."
     
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  12. Being abused as a child and developing PSTD and not knowing it, until you're in therapy for an unrelated mental illness, is no joke. Mental illness is not fun or something to be taken lightly. People DIE from untreated mental illness, including PTSD. Medications have fun side effects, and are expensive as hell, and once you start you can't quit easily - or even skip a dose. Then there's the fun of not always being able to hold down a job because even with meds you're never sure if you're going to wake up stable enough to go to work. Therapy is hard too, because you have to be completely honest with your therapist and trust them.

    Therapy sperging. I don't know how to spoiler.

    PTSD can be cured fairly well. The best therapy for PTSD is EMDR, and I swear to all that is unholy, it is the closest fucking thing to magic that we have in this magicless world. It sounds like pure bullshit, but it WORKS, and it works FAST.

    You sit with these little paddles in your hands. The therapist tells you to think of a period of trauma in your life (I thought of a time I got almost side-swiped by an 18-wheeler going highway speeds while I was merging, I was fine, car was fine, but I was a new driver and it was a lot more traumatic than it sounds). You recreate the memory in your head, smells, sounds, feels, thoughts, everything. The more details the better. The therapist turns on the device and the paddles alternate vibrating while you literally relive your trauma.

    The therapist watches you to monitor your breathing and other physical signs. If you show signs of significent distress, they stop and you visit your "happy place" that you have already built in your head. Then you start over.

    If no distress, the therapist stops and asks you how you feel. What did you see, hear, smell, do, etc.

    You do this a couple more times, and after a while your brain works through the trauma and processes it. In my case I "saw" the interstate traffic clear up, myself merging successfully, and then navigating stop and go traffic with no stress.

    I am now able to drive in the city that my near accident occurred in with significantly less stress, and the stress I do feel is primarily not knowing my way around the city.

    PTSD is caused by one side of the brain (I believe it's the right side) reliving memories, but no access to the rational side of the brain that says "this event is over, it's done, you're safe". EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprogramming) activates both sides of the brain by those vibrating paddles. You can look back and forth too, but I suspect most therapists use the paddles for simplicities sake.

    It has something like a 80-90% success rate in CURING PTSD over time, and it's fast. Most of my traumas I worked on were addressed in one 50 minute session, only one took me two sessions. I was unable to address all my traumas with that therapist, but I do show significant signs of progress.

    It requires a lot of trust between you and the therapist and reliving the trauma can be INTENSE. My PSTD was triggered by relentless abuse occurring over a long period of time, rather than anything overly traumatic, so EMDR wasn't the best choice for me.

    It's WORK, which is why the Tumblrina's won't do it. They just want to have an excuse for why their live is so hard. They know their life is boring and just like everyone else's and they want to feel special. So they latch on to mental illness to make them ~uniq~ not realizing how fucking hard it is to live with real mental illness.

    I'd gladly trade my real dx's with one of these tumblr peeps.
     
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  13. why do these people think mental illness makes them unique? thats why personalities exist (and no, you dont need 500 of them to be cool, tumblr teens) in reality it fucking sucks.
     
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  14. The illness is their personality and the get out of jail free card. You’ve gotta be one hell of a boring person to have just one defining trait.
     
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  15. like, if they were seriously ill and wanted to recover they wouldn't make their lives about it.
     
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  16. Which proves that these people don't actually have a mental illness and thy only thing wrong with them is that they are shitty people.
     
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    FierceBrosnan

    FierceBrosnan Gettin too old for this shit.

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  17. actually, it reminds me of this one illness called Munchhausen syndrome

    https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/munchausen-syndrome#1

    basically a disorder that causes people to fake disorders.
     
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  18. Some of these cases of internet PTSD are definitely Munchausens syndrome can't deny that, but so many are just Tumblrinas looking for attention and faking disorders to get it. Legit mental illness and trauma aren't things people really want to go through so it's sickening when there are people that fake it because they believe it makes them special.

    EDIT: grammar
     
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    #138 FierceBrosnan, Mar 13, 2018
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  19. Now they can't get a job if they have PTSD. I'm sure that would actually be their excuse too. And if they have insurance from their parents I can't imagine many of them having the gall to ask mommy and daddy to get them diagnosed with something with symptoms they got from Wikipedia. Most of them either just want more attention or suffer from common adolescent anxieties. Those anxieties need special labels now because everyone needs that snowflake cred to impress their friends.
     
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  20. these tumblrinas actually make me feel bad for kids that are ACTUALLY being abused and need help but cant go get any because they'll be labeled as attention whores thanks to tumblr.
     
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