Is PTSD a choice?

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Some people think PTSD is a choice, and symptoms are controlled by cognitive judgments.

Condescendingly a friend said, “I choose to be happy.”

That infers I choose to have PTSD. That’s BULLSHIT!

All I have to do is choose to be happy and PTSD fades away.

How do we respond?

They are pointing out how weak they think we are.

I have a hard time with this mindset.

People who do not have PTSD, can not fathom what it is like.

I wonder if they ever get a clue or know the damage they inflict?

Do I lack courage?

Some of my friends think so.
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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by rudid96 on July 17, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    I believe that the human species is innately programmed to move toward that which is beneficial. PTSD symptoms for most aren’t pleasurable, but in skewed thinking, the organism maintains safety and ultimately self-preservation.

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