But not the standard type of ‘Vietnam-war vet’ experience of PTSD, more something that’s now referred to as Complex PTSD.
The following quote comes from Ace Tray’s answer to this question on Quora:
What distinguishes complex PTSD from PTSD?
Unlike formally recognized PTSD diagnoses, C-PTSD doesn't stem from a singular event, but is instead the result of sustained abuse and powerlessness, from which the victim has little hope of escape.
"C-PTSD occurs when the hyper-vigilance of PTSD is accompanied by a breakdown in the ability to self-regulate," said Julian Ford, a psychology and law professor who heads the Center for Trauma Recovery at the University of Connecticut. "Intense emotions or emotional deadness will overwhelm the person's ability to cope. Mentally, they will suffer lapses in consciousness or in problem solving or judgment. And interpersonally, they will have extreme conflict in or withdraw from relationships."
The distinction between PTSD and C-PTSD was first introduced by Harvard Medical School professor Judith Herman in her 1992 book Trauma & Recovery. Her research found that the effects of chronic neglect, stress, and subjugation were creating an entire class of people—including survivors of sexual abuse and domestic abuse; persecuted racial, religious, and ethnic groups; and former hostages—whose trauma didn't fit the profile for PTSD diagnoses because it had been sustained over time.
PTSD manifests as a range of things, including depression, disassociation (‘spacing out’) depersonalisation (feeling like you don’t exist, you’re not real), panic attacks, social anxiety, anxiety generally, and a whole bunch of other things that DEFINITELY happen when you spend any amount of time around emotionally abusive people.
The following infographic hopefully sums it up a little more clearly:
But the short answer is absolutely, positively yes.
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