Video on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Resulting From Childhood Abuse

In this Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) video, our guest shares how child abuse led to PTSD, depression and eating disorders and what it's been like living with PTSD.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur at any age, from childhood to old age, and traumatic stress can be cumulative over a lifetime.

Melissa suffered from an abusive parent and remembers being abused from the age of 5 through 16. At 16, Melissa developed anorexia nervosa as a way to cope with her life. She was diagnosed with anorexia/bulimia, PTSD, anxiety disorder, and borderline personality disorder.

In the post-traumatic stress disorder video interview on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show, Melissa discusses the impact of PTSD on her life, what it's like having flashbacks and how she's managed to cope with PTSD symptoms.

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About Melissa, Our Guest on the PTSD VideoMelissa on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Melissa is 29 years old. After being a victim of parental child abuse, she developed PTSD, depression and eating disorders. She considers herself a survivor and is regularly making videos to help others who are going through the same thing. Read more about the impact of PTSD on Melissa's life.

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Gluck, S. (2010, September 21). Video on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Resulting From Childhood Abuse, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, May 22 from

Last Updated: April 23, 2016

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