A Washington woman has come under fire over claims her PTSD caused by online harassment and Twitter trolls is equal to that of military veterans.
Melody Hensley was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 16 months ago following online abuse, which she says is the result of her being…
I really don’t understand why this is an issue? Like you don’t actually have proof that she’s faking it or that her diagnosis is false and she’s right, PTSD is NOT a problem limited to military personnel. PTSD is caused by extreme mental, emotional and/or physical trauma. It’s quite plausible that extreme harassment or bullying could result in enough emotional and mental trauma to cause PTSD. Scorning her without any evidence against her diagnosis aside from “oh my god only veterans can get PTSD no one else has traumatic experiences at all” is ridiculous beyond belief and reinforces the stigma against mental illness that plagues so many people.
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