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Is PTSD Contagious? An *awesome* article written by Mac McClelland about Secondary PTSD. (Sort of debated pinning since it's our family featured - among others - but the info is worth sharing, so please ignore any appearance of a personal "plug". It's the most thorough reporting job I know of on the subject.)
Once known only as "shell shock," a vague condition affecting war veterans, PTSD is now recognized as an anxiety disorder brought on by a traumatic event. - MilitaryAvenue.com
I went around and around with my ex trying to get him to go for PTSD treatment. He is a Vietnam combat veteran. He wouldn't go. All along I needed to get treated but had never been diagnosed. I have been now and it is a rough process going thru therapy.