Re: ptsd from childhood need advice
hpflone, so you are sort of bringing it all back out and reliving it? It will get better, don't give up on therapy. I guess this is a reason why a lot of people won't start therapy because they just don't want to have to bring it all back up. It's a must, though, and once you start to feel better you will be glad that you did it. You must have a good therapist and you will get better fast if you just started and you feel this way already. I guess a lot of people either resist therapy or whatever, and they don't progress very well. Good luck. And AGK 1999. Hope you are doing better. I have heard that this is actually a form of sexual abuse even though you were not touched. You saw sexual things that you should not have and it included your parents. If you are still not feeling better maybe switch to another therapist. You mentioned that you see a doctor and are on meds. I wouldn't think that you would need meds for this unless there is some other diagnosis going on (but I'm not a doctor!). Psychiatrists are not the best for therapy and therapy is probably all that you need (my opinion!). (Psychiatrists are really sharp and they can size up a patient and know what is going on with them pretty accurately but I guess their job is just not to do a lot of the talk therapy. They are pretty free and loose with meds, though). Actually, you're probably not really getting much therapy, he's probably just reviewing your symptoms and checking your medication. I went to a clinic once and only a psychiatrist was available. He asked me if I wanted any meds and I said NO, I didn't need meds, I needed someone to talk to, and he didn't do a good job with it. I went to another clinic and talked to a psychologist. After several sessions it was the last therapy I ever needed. (Of course, many diagnoses need meds, I'm not anti-medication if someone needs it). Good luck.
Last edited by thegardener; 09-12-2006 at 10:12 AM.