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Old 10-10-2006, 04:42 PM   #1
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Possible to have PTSD if you didn't go thru the accident yourself?

By brother almost died two years ago. I really don't want to get into all of it, but he is a miracle. I think about him everyday. He is still alive and after being told he would lose his sight, his ear, be paralyzed, never have normal brain function, and had a broken knee cap for the rest of his life which by the way they said would only be a short lived life because of all of this, he is fine except for some abck pain now and again. Anyway, my question is, I cry for him a lot. I can't go past the place where he was when this happened and I have nightmares about the accident all the time. Is it possible that I could suffer as a sister PTSD or am I having some kind of depression? Thanks for the help!

 
Old 10-11-2006, 09:39 AM   #2
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Re: Possible to have PTSD if you didn't go thru the accident yourself?

Witnessing incidents or going through any trauma can cause PTSD. Of course this incident could cause PTSD for you. It was a trauma for you.

 
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:51 AM   #3
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Re: Possible to have PTSD if you didn't go thru the accident yourself?

Thanks! I think I'll seek out counseling.

 
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