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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Anxiety and Stress Disorders
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
How can I help a man I'm in a relationship with who suffers with PTSD through sexual rape when a child and has only found out in the last three years about. He's 39 yrs old. Thank u for ur help.x
The most important things you can do are:
- Learn about PTSD.
- Encourage your friend to get regular mental health care.
Some sources to learn more about PTSD is linked to this answer. You can also encourage your friend to see a counselor/therapist regularly, as well as a physician. If prescribed medication, he should take it as directed under the guidance of a physician, and never stop it without talking to his physician first.
Nancy Elder, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati