I had no idea that there were differences in how PTSD impacts people based on gender. Is this the same for CPTSD too?
Yes, PTSD exhibit it self different in women. Although men are at high risks but women suffer from trauma alot than men. Like sexual assault at young age, rape etc. Trauma can leads to having PTSD.
Symptoms in Women:
According to the DSM, there are some differences.
There ia higher prevalence of PTSD in females than males, this may be due to an increased risk of violence in interpersonal relationships, for instance rape and domestic violence.
In males, there is a higher chance of substance abuse along with PTSD and conduct disorder.
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596