Stress and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Pain of any kind
  • Sleep problems
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Digestive problems
  • Skin conditions, such as eczema
  • Heart disease
  • Weight problems
  • Reproductive issues
  • Thinking and memory problems
  • Losing memories of trauma or reliving them
  • Difficulty regulating emotions that often manifest as rage
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions
  • Sudden mood swings
  • Feeling detached from oneself
  • Feeling different from others
  • Feeling ashamed
  • Feeling guilty
  • Difficulty maintaining relationships
  • Difficulty trusting others
  • Seeking or becoming a rescuer
  • Feeling afraid for no apparent reason
  • Having a feeling of being constantly on the alert
  • Becoming obsessed with revenge on the perpetrator
  • Feeling a loss of spiritual attachment and either ignoring or depending upon religion for self-worth
  • Make sure you have a quiet room to sleep in
  • Lower the temperature of the room
  • Make sure your bed is comfortable
  • Use a comforter that has some weight to it
  • Form a relaxing bedtime routine
  • Listen to soothing music before bedtime
  • Put away the electronics (phones, televisions, pads, etc.)
  • Put clocks away in another room




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CPTSD Foundation

CPTSD Foundation

Successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.