Our expert says:
That certainly sounds like the sort of trauma that would be highly likely to produce PTSD ; and yes, indeed, the onset of OTSD may well be delayed, and may even appear after some subsequent, more minor trauma. And PTSD is just one common consequence of exposure to psychological trauma --- depression can be another, and severe aggression / temper problems can be part of it, too. He needs to see a good local psychiatrist for a thorough assessment, and a discussion of treatment options, which may include CBT-style therapy and certain antidepressants, which help depression and also PTSD
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