Our expert says:
He could certainly be helped by seeing a skilled psychotherapist, probably a consultant psychologist would be best, to work through his reactions to this ugly experience. He might possibly indeed have PTSD ( post-traumatic stress DISORDER ), or otherways in which one draws profoundly unhelpful conclusions and expectations on the basis of a particularly horrible experience, and allow this to unpleasantly influence the rest of our life. SO look around and seek out a skilled local psychotherapist, perhaps one familiar with CBT ( Cognitive-ehaviour Therapy ) or similar methods, and persuade your husband to start therapy. Avoid anyone of the psychoanalytic schools, as they take years or decades to achieve nothing, especially in situaions like this
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