Is Paranormal PTSD a Real Thing?
Could a person get post traumatic stress disorder from a paranormal event? Is paranormal PTSD a real thing? Any event, real or imagined, that results in intrusive memories, nightmares, being easily startled, hypervigilance, avoiding the place where the event happened, feelings of hopelessness, negative thoughts and emotions, numbness, sleep disturbances, dissociation, mood instability, engaging in self-destructive behavior, aggressiveness, and/or overwhelming guilt or shame could cause post traumatic stress disorder. I have worked in a psychiatric facility that did not take this seriously. The lead psychiatrist thought that the client's story was a result of delusions. He would not discharge her until she recanted her story. This is the same type of treatment that child molestation victims and rape victims endure. It can lead to deepening the trauma. This is why people don't talk...Read More