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CPTSD: How to Find Renewed Strength After Chronic Suffering

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Series Overview

CPTSD 101: Here's How It Actually Affects Sufferers 14 Min

Learn what a CPTSD diagnosis actually entails, how someone’s life is affected if it goes unaddressed, why it’s usually accompanied by co-occurring disorders, and why it can be misdiagnosed.

The Causes, Triggers, & Risk Factors of CPTSD 10 Min

One aspect of CPTSD that differentiates it from the more widely-known diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is what causes it. The factors that lead to someone developing CPTSD are overlapping and complicated. In this session, Dr. Ramani breaks them down.

The Symptoms of CPTSD & How to Spot Them 27 Min

CPTSD pervades all areas of a sufferer’s life. There are key cognitive, behavioral, physiological, and emotional signs of the disorder that patients and supporters alike can look out for. Dr. Ramani walks through those symptoms in this session.

How to Work Through CPTSD with a Mental Health Professional 18 Min

Once you spot the signs of CPTSD in yourself or your loved one, what’s next? In this session, Dr. Ramani walks through the steps to a diagnosis, the treatment options available, and how to tell if the sufferer is making progress in recovery.

Supporting Someone Through CPTSD: The Basics 13 Min

Just as important as understanding the treatment options for CPTSD is getting the right kind of support throughout that treatment process. In our final session, Dr. Ramani explains the key support strategies you need to know when your loved one is living with CPTSD.


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About the Series

CPTSD robs its sufferers of the ability to live an emotionally healthy life. If the trauma that triggers it is left unaddressed, it can negatively impact a survivor in many ways – from relationship issues to personality problems to chronic anxiety and other mental health disorders. So, recognizing the signs of such a pervasive outcome of trauma is crucial in order to help sufferers feel better in every area of their lives. In this eye-opening series on CPTSD, Dr. Ramani sheds light on how to spot those symptoms, how to treat CPTSD and it’s co-occurring disorders, what progress in recovery should look like, and how to support someone through this trying disorder.

The Adverse Childhood Experience Study (ACES) found that survivors of trauma are up to 5,000 percent more likely to attempt suicide, develop an eating disorder, or abuse a substance. This series is a guiding light on how to spot the behavioral warning signs of unaddressed trauma and CPTSD, and on how to involve the right mental health professional to properly work through that trauma. This series is an educational aid for drastically improving the mental health outcomes of trauma survivors.

Who is this series for?

This series is not just for those affected by CPTSD. Dr. Ramani’s insight throughout this series will help anyone who has suffered trauma, regardless of where they are on their mental health journey. Survivors and supporters alike will gain invaluable advice for every stage of that journey — from how to recognize if there is unaddressed trauma in the first place, all the way to the post-treatment phase.

“I thought I had BPD but I was diagnosed with C-PTSD. It was very hard to differentiate the two before I heard from a professional.”
MedCircle Member

In this series, you’ll discover:

  • How to spot the differences between the nuanced patterns of CPTSD and other conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Who is most at risk for developing CPTSD and why someone develops it in the first place
  • The signs someone is holding on to past trauma and how to spot those warning signs
  • The tools that mental health professionals use to reach a CPTSD diagnosis
  • How long it typically takes to get the correct diagnosis of CPTSD (& the factors that impact that timeline)
  • A detailed breakdown of how to treat CPTSD & it’s co-occurring disorders
  • Key strategies to support someone with CPTSD

“I have seen so many beautiful souls whose stories have been interrupted. My goal is to un-interrupt those stories for them and let them know it’s as beautiful as it always was and something happened in it and we’ve just given you a dragon to slay - but slay it you will.”

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D.


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