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First Published Monday, 27 April 2009


Even with no previous symptoms


by Allen R. Kates, BCECR, MFAW


I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, I can’t think, I feel sick. I can’t do this anymore.


Can you develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) months or even years after a traumatic event like 9/11? Without showing any previous symptoms?


There are studies of World War II veterans and victims of motor vehicle accidents that say Yes.


This phenomenon is called “delayed onset PTSD,” according to the therapist’s diagnostic bible known as the DSM-IV-TR. It states that symptoms first appear at least six months after the traumatic event. That could mean months or even years later.


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