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An amazing reason to celebrate! Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is an official diagnosis! The World Health Organization (WHO) has included the diagnosis and its diagnostic criteria in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11). C-PTSD and it's diagnostic criteria are defined below. 

       Complex post traumatic stress disorder (Complex PTSD) is a disorder that may develop following exposure to an event or series of events of an extremely threatening or horrific nature, most commonly prolonged or repetitive events from which escape is difficult or impossible (e.g. torture, slavery, genocide campaigns, prolonged domestic violence, repeated childhood sexual or physical abuse). All diagnostic requirements for PTSD are met. In addition, Complex PTSD is characterized by severe and persistent 1) problems in affect regulation; 2) beliefs about oneself as diminished, defeated or worthless, accompanied by feelings of shame, guilt or failure related to the traumatic event; and 3) difficulties in sustaining relationships and in feeling close to others. These symptoms cause significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning.

                                                                                                              

Sense of Self

According to the American psychological association’s dictionary of psychology, a sense of self is an individual’s feeling of identity, uniqueness, and self-direction.

Affect Regulation

According to TRAUMA&BEYOND, affect regulation and its inverse “Affect Dysregulation”, in basic terms, means our ability to manage and appropriately respond to our experience of emotions, remaining in the window of tolerance 

Window of Tolerance

According to GoodTherapy, window of tolerance is a term used to describe the zone of arousal in which a person is able to function most effectively.

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