Our expert says:
EVen when one has handled an episode of severe trauma well, one may remain vulerable to future episodes of trauma and loss, and may react more severely than otherwise likely. For instance, soldiers who had suffered previous trauma, even many years earlier, were more vulnerable to developing significant Post-traumatic symptoms when serving in the Gulf War.
Clarify your bitter and unhelpful regrets. Maybe you COULD have been nicer to your grandmother and father, but I'm msure you were as nice to them as you were able to be at that time - we are not all saints who can be infinitely nice when under stress and facing problems, ourselves.
When you speak of sitting in the dark watching TV all day, that's more than a rest - that sounds like significant depression and a giving up rather than regrouping position. See your psychiatrist again to revise your treatment plans
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