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Glossary of Terms for Complex PTSD (CPTSD)


Abreaction – The discharge of emotion involved in recalling an event that has been repressed because it was consciously intolerable.

Acting out – Originally an analytic term referring to the expression of unconscious feelings about a therapist or other authority figures.

Affect. – “A pattern of observable behaviors that is the expression of a subjectively experienced feeling state (emotion).

Anniversary reaction. –  The experience of reacting with feelings or behavior on the “anniversary” of a previous event.

Amygdala – The Amygdala is a small region of the brain which plays a key role in emotional regulation, emotional memory, and responses to emotional stimuli.

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