Hi I'm Art I'm new here but I have had PTSD for several years. I have PTSD from a combination of several different traumatic events that have taken place in my life not just one event. I am a survivor of sexual abuse as a child, a rape survivor, a car accident survivor, the survivor of an armed robbery and the survivor of a natural disaster. I get nightmares and flashbacks from the different traumatic events that I have been through. Something that happens to me because of my PTSD is my voice changes to sound like a 5 year old girl sometimes and when that happens I am not aware of it unless other people make me aware of it. I can not hear it when I talk like I am 5 and i don't do it on purpose i have no control over it . I am 40 years old so it is very noticeable to people when I start talking like a 5 year old. This is part of disassociation with PTSD and it happens because I was traumatized as a child starting at the age of 4 or 5 when my voice changes to sound like somone of that age. I am in therapy and my therapist is going to try to work with me on this issue but it is difficult to work on because I don't know when it is happening. It is almost like I have split personalities because of this drastic change that takes place but I don't have multiple personalities. or DID. I have Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder,Boderline Personality Disorder and PTSD. I am stable on my medication and doing well with my Psych care.
i woke up this morning and checked my phone and I had a voicemail from the social security office. I called back and left a message. My hearing was June 12th. Is this a good sign?
Hello, I'm new to support groups, and not sure where to start, I've been keeping a journal but I haven't joined in on any discussions. I'm 55 years old, I'm married, I have anxiety, and depression, and I'm a broken mess, how about you guys?