My name is Phil Dorman and I would like to share some knowledge with you. I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Dissociative Disorders (DD). These disorders caused through sadistic child abuse, childhood trauma, normal stress, trauma due to combat actions, and overworking for thirty years, have plagued me for over nine years.
I'm not a doctor or in the medical professional, you might say I'm writing from on the inside. Without a formal degree in pain, trauma, stress, and suffering, unless the count of forty years of actual personal experience is considered, I too am searching for answers.
Many have learned through actual experiences and having spent six years of my life almost totally locked up in my mind, may just qualify as unsurpassed wisdom. With my vow to increase the knowledge base for the common person about PTSD and its causes, patiently I waited for my reprieve from this dungeon. Thinking that this information would help to bring order and logic for loved ones to see, understand, and begin to cope with some of the problems that can devastate a family from these disorders.
Coping, the most powerful process, the whole family can learn about any disease or a disorder brings a sense of calm during a mighty storm. These disorders have torn both my immediate and extended family apart. This knowledge can produce a more favorable outcome for your family. You need knowledge in order to take action.