Post Traumatic Stress Disorder does NOT make someone violent, a criminal, or a murderer.
Violent people, commit violent acts.
Criminals, commit crimes.
Murderers, commit murder.
Most people with PTSD are not violent at all and are not criminals and are not potential murderers.
So using PTSD as a scapegoat for murder,
crime and violence, is wrong.
We need to stop this stigma related to PTSD, that it causes people to be violent and want to kill people.
This is not something experienced by most people with PTSD, even severe PTSD. Or Complex PTSD.
PTSD can, however, co-occur with other disorders, personality disorder symptoms and other issues, that may lead to violence, and thoughts of severely harming others. And additional issues like alcohol and drug use may increase violence and aggression – but that is not due to PTSD. Violence and aggression increases in the general population due to drug…
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