Chronically traumatized individuals can suffer from a form of dissociation known as structural dissociation. Structural dissociation causes the inability to regulate emotions and a chronic feeling of emptiness within, and is possibly misdiagnosed as a personality disorder called BPD. (Borderline personality disorder)
PTSD & cPTSD
Many of these names recognize trauma from war as a cause for PTSD, however, the current definition of PTSD has expanded to include trauma that comes from any other acutely shocking event, as well as complex and prolonged or repeated trauma, such as may come from child abuse or domestic violence.