C-PTSD: Emotion Regulation Problems

Cornelius Fraenkel

People with Complex PTSD experience difficulties managing their emotions. They may experience severe depression, thoughts of suicide, or have difficulties controlling their anger”.

When we dissociate with trigger thoughts, cortisol and adrenaline are dumped into our organism.  We lose control of the present moment, disappearing into panic, hypervigilance, fear and avoidance.

Emotions are on a roller coaster ride at this point and Complex PTSD rules our every second.
Suicide becomes a way out if this scenario is not arrested with mindfulness.

This disorder is like a runaway train or a snow ball heading down a mountain gaining emotional energy all day long.  This scenario can be like an invisible prison with anger, rage, fear and even suicide

2 responses to this post.

  1. […] C-PTSD: Emotion Regulation Problems (via PTSD – A Way Out) Posted on August 17, 2011 by Farfallina_Blue – anais Cornelius Fraenkel People with Complex PTSD experience difficulties managing their emotions. They may experience severe depression, thoughts of suicide, or have difficulties controlling their anger". When we dissociate with trigger thoughts, cortisol and adrenaline are dumped into our organism.  We lose control of the present moment, disappearing into panic, hypervigilance, fear and avoidance. Emotions are on a roller coaster ride at this point a … Read More […]

  2. You sound like you are finding your way and things are improving a little. Keep up the practice and action. Marty. Good Luck!!!

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