Irritable Hearts, Pt. 2: The Perplexing Language of PTSD

2 thoughts on “Irritable Hearts, Pt. 2: The Perplexing Language of PTSD”

  1. Such interesting reports. Most people, including me, have no idea what PTSD really does to the person afflicted.

    Hope the summer is as smooth as possible for you and Jason.

    Much love
    M

  2. First, I appreciate the use of “activated” in lieu of “triggered” when, at times, the former is more apt. Second, the state of “hypoarousal” is quite familiar to me, unfortunately. And it has been my predominant state for the better part of years.

    Finally, for some reason, it hadn’t occurred to me that PTSD can come in a range of severities. I mean, now it is, of course, obvious. I don’t experience the most severe symptoms, myself, for the most part. But for so long, I denied that I had any symptoms at all BECAUSE they weren’t “that severe.” This idea helps me. It also hadn’t occurred to me for a long time that one can heal from PTSD, or improve the symptoms at least. When I realized that, not long ago, it was a big obstacle removed.

    I don’t know if any of that makes sense but… thanks for doing this project, V. It has moved me.

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