As we learn more about Complex Trauma (C-PTSD), it becomes increasingly clear that family scapegoating abuse (FSA) can lead to the development of C-PTSD symptoms, which are often misdiagnosed and mislabelled by Mental Health Professionals if and when the FSA adult survivor seeks therapeutic treatment and support.
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When Your Family Invalidates Your Experiences of Abuse and Complex Trauma
Posted on Author Rebecca C. Mandeville, MAPosted in Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, C-PTSD, Child Abuse - Psychoemotional [hidden, covert, invisible abuse], Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dysfunctional Family Dynamics, Family Scapegoat, Family Scapegoating Abuse, FSA, FSA Recovery, toxic family abuse, Uncategorized38 Replies
It is difficult enough to bear the burden of traumatic childhood experiences and its long-term physical, emotional, and mental effects. For adult survivors of family scapegoating abuse (FSA), this difficulty is magnified by the fact that their reports of abuse or trauma are typically denied, dismissed, and invalidated by their family due to their being in the ‘identified patient’ role…
To Meet Publishing Requirements, This Free Preview Chapter From My Book ‘Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed’ Is No Longer Available
This article was originally published on Psych Central as an advance preview of my book on family scapegoating abuse (FSA), Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed. To comply with Amazon’s publishing requirements, I am no longer able to offer portions of my book for free online. Visit my blog to see more articles on family scapegoating and…