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Old 07-15-2004, 12:32 PM   #1
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Social Issues

Is anti social apart of PTSD????

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Old 07-15-2004, 06:13 PM   #2
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Re: Social Issues

There's a difference between "anti-social" behavior and "anti-social personality disorder (APD)" and relationship to PTSD, both before and after the PTSD occurred. And I think there might be some differences, at least in the kinds of studies, between 'war'-related and others, as well as adult and adolescent.
Why are these answers always not very simple!! I'm not sure which category you're in, to be honest; perhaps you can clarify?

Old 07-15-2004, 09:23 PM   #3
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Re: Social Issues

Hi. I wanted to say that my understanding was that "antisocial" behavior was always explained to me as being different from introverted or shy behavior. I think that antisocial behavior can be dangerous and involve actively harmful behaviors toward others and society as a whole.

That being said, dependent upon the trauma to which you were subjected, it may be the case that you prefer to be independent or introverted. For example, I understand that women who are gang raped prefer to be by themselves, while a woman who was raped while no one else was around might prefer to surround herself with others for her protection.

I agree that a little more description of your circumstances might make answering your question a little easier, but I hope that helps at least a little.

Old 08-04-2004, 09:47 AM   #4
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Re: Social Issues

IT can be , or it can be anxiety, social anxiety.

I know that i've always been anti-social, but I also have anxiety, and I know while i'm out and about I'm still really quiet around people.

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