Post-Traumatic Embitterment Disorder and workplace bullying
July19 by David Yamada
Post-Traumatic Embitterment Disorder and workplace bullying is something too commonly seen in our community of sufferers of uncontrollable body or breath odor conditions. It is a paralyzing phenomena that seriously disrupts a sufferer's life and alters one's mental and emotional state, sometimes for years, and most frequently for life. Although PTED is not listed in the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), it is a good "working tool" for sufferers and therapists to use in an effort to help alleviate psychological symptoms.
Is there a viable, positive way of coping with and handling workplace bullying to make it stop and to help maintain a positive self-image? How can we maintain a healthy perspective in the way we see ourselves in spite of bullying? Are we truly completely powerless? Can we find happiness living with this disorder?
Can some targets of severe workplace bullying become so angry and embittered by their experiences that they are unable to move forward in their lives?
In 2003, Dr. Michael Linden, a Berlin psychiatrist, proposed recognition of a new condition, Post-Traumatic Embitterment Disorder (PTED), asserting that a traumatic event could trigger “embitterment and feelings of injustice” that impair one’s “performance in daily activities and roles.” These reactions can be so strong and enduring that they render someone helpless to address the situation...
Thanks to Cheryl Fields (Dr. Stillstanding) for the "heads up" regarding this post.
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