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Just a question about PTSD. - December 21st 2009, 09:10 PM

Is it posible to not have symptoms right away?
Like, if something really aweful happened, and you don't have any flashbacks or guilt about it or anything for a few years and then all of the sudden you do..
Just wondering, because I think that's what's going on with me..
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Re: Just a question about PTSD. - December 21st 2009, 10:18 PM

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Yes, time lapse between the truama and development of PTSD is very possible. (You can read that for your self on this website, its an online phamplet about PTSD published by the US National Institute of Mental Health http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publi...dex.shtml#pub6 )

I too have PTSD and know how rough it can be- make sure you reach out for support from your loved ones if you need it. And you might want to consider one of the several therapies proven to help reduce PTSD symptoms such as Prolonged Exposure Therapy or EMDR (Eye Movement Desentisation Reprocessing Therapy).
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