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  • PTSD and Complex PTSD: How Chronic Anxiety, Childhood Trauma, Domestic Abuse and Toxic Relationships Cause PTSD and Complex PTSD

  • Transcend Mediocrity, Book 70
  • By: J.B. Snow
  • Narrated by: Sorrel Brigman
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Many people experience anxiety at some point in their lives. You feel anxiety when speaking in public, trying something new, or meeting someone special. Your palms get sweaty. Your heart races. You feel a ball in your stomach. Your chest feels tight.

Anxiety is good in some situations. It prepares us for flight-or-flight responses. It prompts us to take action or to plan out what is going to occur in a situation. Anxiety in mild forms can be a good thing. Our body is designed to be anxious in situations where we should take control and take action. Anxiety that pervades everything in our life, causes us to be sick, and keeps us awake at night is bad.

Anxiety can escalate to another level. When a person is exposed to traumatic or negative events where they feel little or no control in the outcome, the anxiety can turn into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you have enough recurring events in your life that are traumatic, you may even be diagnosed with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD).

Complex PTSD is a disorder that often affects soldiers, battered women, and children who have been in abusive and domestic violence situations. It is used to diagnose people who have been exposed to long-term and repeated exposure to situations out of their control, whereas normal PTSD can occur in someone with exposure to one or two traumatic events. PTSD can happen when someone is raped or is the victim of other violent circumstances, like a shooting event. A person who dates or marries a psychopath or a narcissist can have complex PTSD. A child who is sexually abused repeatedly is also likely to have complex PTSD.

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Save your money

It's very genral and more like an ad for a book than a book itself.

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  • Michael Duff
  • 25-10-2017

doesn't get into anything, simply an overview

there is no meat on the bones... give the listener profound details that notify the listener to catagories, causes, and effects of c-ptsd and ptsd.. but never talks of tips, techniques for rehab or corrective action... then offers the listener to buy more of their books....

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  • Kari Moore
  • 20-02-2016

Clear concise valuable information

The Author targets the topic in such a clear and concise manner which is key for those suffering from PTSD/CPTSD, since often there is difficulty processing information after experiencing severe abuse and trauma. Also has some good resources that are not financially draining and can be used as tools immediately to get on the path toward helping and healing you.

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  • Christal
  • 19-02-2016

Concise

Concise and to the point. Great summary that covered the facts of each condition and the differences.

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  • Patricia
  • 02-09-2017

Incredibly annoying narration

I could barely stand to listen to the full recording. It was informative, but painful to listen to. A recitation of facts, not an interesting book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-12-2020

No new info , complete waste of time and money

Only 23 minutes long with nothing but superficial information. A waste of time and money.

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  • Cody Barker
  • 30-09-2020

Choppy

This was terrible to listen to. The voice was robotic and choppy. The subject matter was rushed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-12-2019

Can’t listen to this

Can’t listen to this pls help. This happened with a couple of book. Would love my money back

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  • P. Perez
  • 12-12-2019

Painful to listen to

The reader made it sound like a long, unending list. Truly difficult to get through. Too bad.

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  • Matt Marin
  • 09-06-2019

Good overall

This is a great book for people who don’t know what ptsd and cptsd is and how to identify them.

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  • StormyWinds
  • 13-11-2018

only 23 minutes long

The Author has excellent information and advice, but have to use 1 whole audible credit, or just pay outright for only 1 chapter of a book? Thought I was getting a bargain with the low price, never thought to look at the length..so that is my error.
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  • Pambo83bjj
  • 15-02-2021

Such a hard voice to listen to.

To be honest, I struggled to really learn from this due to the readers voice. Extremely monotonous and uninviting to the ear.

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  • Emanuela
  • 15-01-2021

Disappointed

The narrator makes mistakes when reading, the narration isn't catchy at all. And the book itself is very slim compared to what I was expecting from the title. Overall, a disappointment.

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