Yes, you can get PTSD from abandonment, especially if you experienced that abandonment at a critical time in your life.
The symptoms of PTSD of abandonment include intrusive anxiety, feelings of insecurity, emotional flashbacks, and a lack of self-esteem. Adults who experience PTSD due to abandonment often have trouble forming relationships and emotional bonds with people because of their intense fear of being left.
For some, they may block out painful memories about the trauma, while others may have intense flashbacks. People who have PTSD of abandonment are often particularly sensitive to criticism or rejection, which may result in them pushing people away instead of bonding with them.
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