Tamzin Outhwaite reveals she suffered PTSD after being bullied into 'tragic' decision

Tamzin Outhwaite said she was bullied into making a 'huge' decision

Tamzin Outhwaite
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Tamzin Outhwaite has opened up about suffering from PTSD after she was bullied into making a "huge" and "tragic" decision.

The former EastEnders star took to Twitter to confess that she was bullied as a child and as an adult and can now "sniff a bully out from miles away". 

Tamzin didn't reveal what the incident was that left her with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), but said that she will "never forget".

She penned: "I was bullied at school so badly that my parents took me out of the school & moved me to another.

"As an adult I was bullied into making a huge, tragic decision leaving me with PTSD that I will never forget. From experience, I can sniff a bully out from miles away."

Replying to a follower who commented on her post, Tamzin cryptically wrote: "People close to you can bully you too... x."

The actress also shared a quote from Anne Lamott on Instagram, which read: "You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better." 

Tamzin captioned the post: "At some stage you will want to tell your stories... they happened to you. They are yours."

According to the NHS, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. 

Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt.

They may also have problems sleeping, such as insomnia, and find concentrating difficult.

These symptoms are often severe and persistent enough to have a significant impact on the person's day-to-day life.

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