PTSD: Sudden noises make me jump; nightmares continue to steal my sleep; flashbacks cause me to remember the trauma that I endured, over and over again. It's not a choice, once the trauma is experienced the subconscious mind plays it over and over again like a virtual theater of the mind. The true cause of ongoing trauma, PTSD, lies within the activity of our subconscious mind.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder caused by trauma. Someone with PTSD will often relive the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation and shame. #understandingmentalillness
You gave me panic attacks. ...and I called it love. Being in love with a narcissist creates a lot of emotional unrest. In fact, after prolonged exposure to the emotional trauma caused by living with a narcissist, not only are panic attacks possible- but they are damaging and narcissistic abuse can cause PTSD.