PTSD is a change in how the brain operates that changes the nature of the mind. Instead of approaching each new day and experience with interest and optimism, people with PTSD are preoccupied with anticipating and dealing with threats. It's as iif every problem (or opportunity, or even what appears to be a very minor change in themselves, other people, or the environment), no matter how small or large, is now a threat to their survival.
Thank you so much for this...
I've been trying to explain this to my wife and friends for some time now. I've heard it before but this is very succinct.
Thank God I don't have it all the time any more. But I had it for YEARS.