Our expert says:
I do indeed think this will pass in time. Such reactions to a frightening / shocking experience are common and normal, and usually lasty hours or days, rarely more than a week or 2.
I think you are also saying that you ordinarily have nightmares, and fear that you might now have nightmares about this ? It's possible, but again, not likely to last long or happen often.
Only if such symptoms are severe and last more than a couple of weeks, is it usually worth seeing a shrink, because the are so usually upsetting but short-lasting
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