Every symptom of Complex PTSD is on the rise.
Stress, anxiety, loneliness and other symptoms of complex PTSD are on the rise around the world, especially in the United States due to long-term emotional deprivation.
This course is based on the book Interrupting Global PTSD by Teré Foster, a proposal for the conscious community to join and alliance that will design a kinder environment in which to live, work, and raise their children.
As we look at the numbers below supplied by the American Institute of Stress, we might begin to see why so many people we encounter are unfriendly, withdrawn, or down right mean.
– a reaction to stress, results in chronic pain, headaches, and is associated with the rise in heart disease.
– $51 billion in costs due to absenteeism and $26 billion in treatment costs.
– disorders such as OCD, GAD, PTSD, and SAD effect 40 million Americans yearly.
– 50% of adults have occasional insomnia. Loss of productivity costs $63 billion a year.
– 30 million Americans suffer with bulimia or anorexia, and obesity has tripled since 1975.
– Harvard calls loneliness an epidemic worthy of public intervention, decreases immune function.
– numbing, unable to fully engage with feelings, apathetic rather than empathetic.
– 50% of depressed people have “anger attacks” similar to “panic attacks”.
– 98% report negativity or rudeness at work, 78% experience decline of commitment as a result.
– political polarization is linked to higher rates of anxiety, depression, poorer health, higher mortality.
Severe Inner Critic
– associated with depression, the inadequate self and the hated self is related to a 30% rise in self-harm and suicide since 2000.
– passive-aggressiveness, silent treatment, denial, and all substance abuse at an all time high.
– both prescribed and illegal drug use in on the rise for people 12 years of age and up.