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Does anyone here have a trauma and stressor related disorder that ISN'T PTSD?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by BrokenBoy, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. BrokenBoy

    BrokenBoy 戯言使い(Nonsense User)

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    So it's well known that there is probably a connection between Autism and PTSD. But I wonder if there's a connection between other trauma and stressor related disorders as described in the diagnostic and statistical manual like Adjustment Disorders or Reactive Attachment Disorder or if there's only a connection with Autism and PTSD and none of the other conditions in this category.

    Does anyone here have one of these comorbid diagnoses?
     
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    yes but it stems from hormone changes
     
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    Since Adjustment Disorder is usually a "short term" problem I'm not sure how it applies to ND vs NT. Yes it took me a few years to get over losing a finger and it took a long time to adjust to the fact that I will never be able to work again from problems unrelated to my finger that occurred over ten years later (Still get frustrated over it after 12 years) but I think an NT would have pretty much the same basic reaction to such life changing events. In fact I have known a few NT's that died shortly after retirement by their own hand because they couldn't stand not being able to work anymore.
     
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    I understand what you mean but probably neurotypicals get everything like that the difference is how we perceive it to us it is very intense
     
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    Some 'disorders' are genetic and from physical causes (such as autism). Others are caused by environmental factors (such as PTSD). Those things caused by environmental factors could/would affect any NT or ND. I do agree with @Streetwise , in that we are prone to PTSD because the way we perceive things are very intense. I think it's also harder for us to let go of things because it's harder for us to control our thinking.