I just found out I have PTSD. I'm kinda bewildered that I didn't think of it earlier. I've survived the suicide of my brother, a very turbulant separation by my parents, I'm the adult child of an alcoholic, well, two alcoholics, but one is recovered, and all the abuse that goes with that, a less than satisfying school life, all of which is nicely coated by thoughts of suicide that started over 6 years ago and still persist. All of that equates to a fairly traumatic childhood. I can't really list all the symptoms I have, but the ones that I noticed most often are: memory loss and lapses of memory / reduced attention span general "disembodied" anxiety Insomnia (no nightmares though) sometimes I experience moodswings and irritability, as if I'm hormonal. "social paranoia" Alternating between isolating and clinging. And one very interesting symptom that I haven't really heard of before: Compulsive honesty. Yes, lying and withholding information causes me great emotional stress, so I pretty say whatever pops into my mind, and I only lie if it absolutely the best option lol. I could use some advice on coping with PTSD.