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Asperger's Syndrome and PTSD -

Discussion in 'PDD-NOS, Social Anxiety and Others' started by forowls, May 4, 2016.

  1. N2k12

    N2k12 Active Member

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    Perhaps its a pretequisite
     
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  2. WolfSpirit

    WolfSpirit Not a dictionary. Or a search engine

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    I think it might be.:eek:
     
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    I think it's because sociopaths know how to play the game VERY well. They don't lack the cognitive empathy we lack (maybe they lack emotional empathy which we have in abundance). They know exactly what people are feeling and know how to use that to their advantage and they thrive on it. They enjoy doing it and they make lots of money doing it.

    How to Win Friends and Influence People is a really popular book in corporate America. The fact that such a book actually exists in the first place, let alone is so highly regarded and recommended, disturbs me. I don't set out to influence people - that's not my aim at all. I'm just not wired that way.
     
  4. WolfSpirit

    WolfSpirit Not a dictionary. Or a search engine

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    Finding myself feeling triggered today/yesterday. By events on this site. Explains why I'm wide awake at 4am. Trying various audiobooks and my weighted blanket to try and convince myself to wind down, and maybe sleep. Might have more luck reading a paperback. Hoping tomorrow isn't another lost day on terms of being able to get out and walk! (Was tired today. Need to build my stamina back up after almost 2 weeks of deep freeze temps.).
     
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  5. WolfSpirit

    WolfSpirit Not a dictionary. Or a search engine

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    This site has some pretty good stuff on Complex PTSD if anyone needs it.
    https://www.synergiacounselling.com/an-overview-of-complex-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-cptsd/
     
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    It's a hot minute since I've looked this thread. To be honest, I think that that's both. personally at least my parents had their own demons and it didn't help that I was only ND in a family of NT's. On top of that I was only son so my had an expectation of me that they didn't nessarily have with my sisters.

     
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    Thank you for the link.
    I have a member of the family where the suspected diagnosis is cPTSD.
    Looking at a video on the net


    I found that these points fitted with my experience of my family member.

    - high sensitive person
    - trauma related higher sensitivity - which contributed to cPTSD
    - mental health issues

    Shared for info
     
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