Our expert says:
I'm wondering about the timing of events and diagnoses here. One does not diagnose PTSD right after any major trauma - because many of its symptoms are normal though uncomfortable immediately after a trauma, and fortunately in many cases the symptoms fade within the first weeks afterwards. The symptoms need to have been present for more than a moneth to qualify for this diagnosis.
A specified set of the typical symptoms arising and troublesome in the first month can be diagnosed as Acute Stress Disorder, andagain, fortunately this may resolve itself without needing elaborate treatment. The disturbance lasts at least 2 days, and up to 4 weeks.
So don' despair at some of the early weeks wobbles, which don't necessarily mean that worse problems are coming.
What you are calling "ob com" are common and often useful coping mechanisms - limiting your time spent alone, and especially alone and unoccupied, is wise. As my work some years back showed, along with that eventually of ohers, antidepressants can be very useful here, and we know this of the SSRI group - I'm not sure that some of the more recent SNRI and others have yet been shown to be as useful - but your psychiatrist should be able to advise you on that, and will have taken this into account in reviewing your chronic treatment with them for the depression
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.