Tag Archives: shutdowns

PTSD disability – starting compensation application process – sexual abuse trauma – ACC in NZ

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Not dissociating as badly in this video as recent videos. My psychologist said my head and upper body move less, my eyes glaze over and I look down when dissociating. Also more hypervigilant and sensitive to triggers when in a freeze… Read More »

PTSD – post-traumatic stress disorder – childhood presentation – avoidance, shutdowns

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. Bipolar and PTSD currently affecting me the most. My presentation of PTSD isn’t well known. Is the childhood presentation of mainly avoidance and shutdowns. During mania episodes, I am more likely to experience the typical presentation of PTSD as… Read More »

Quick recovery mood crashes bipolar, PTSD. Shutdown intense emotions.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mood a little elevated in this video but not extremely. Made this video so can see contrast of how quickly I recover from mood crashes now. Combination of: 1. finding meds that are helpful (I choose to be minimally medicated otherwise… Read More »

Processing PTSD, bipolar, shutdowns, communication. ADHD, BPD. Part 1

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. Have been doing a lot of processing so my mind is a bit more disorganised than usual. Mood elevated which happens with processing and vice versa. I go off on tangents at times and don’t return. This is part… Read More »

Your Unspoken Voice Will Be Heard. Trauma, PTSD, irritable, bipolar, processing, mania.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar disorder (type 1), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I have the avoidance and shutdown presentation of PTSD so usually intense emotions are shutdown as so triggering. I can only access anger when mood VERY elevated (high end of hypomania or into mania). Mania is like a… Read More »

Bipolar hypomania vs mania. Elevated mood. Processing trauma.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. In elevated mood in this video and recent videos consistent with hypomania for me. Hypomania is elevated mood with bipolar disorder but not full mania. Was prescribed some meds recently for back sprain which have side effects of blurring… Read More »