This seems to be a question that is often asked by those who have been diagnosed with PTSD.
The fact is that PTSD is ‘treatable’ and you can expect to regain control of your life provided:
- You get the right help from professionals in the field of PTSD
- You realise that nothing happens overnight.
- That It will take effort on your part – there is no ‘magical’ answer and you have to make a significant contribution to your own recovery.
- You face the fact that your life has changed and will probably be different from now on.
So you can not expect everyone else to help you if you are not willing to help yourself. In helping yourself, you will gradually find that coping with the daily difficulties of living with PTSD lessen.
It is well worth putting in that bit of effort – no matter how long you have had PTSD.
GET HELP! It is near impossible to make any significant recovery without professional help. You need people who understand and who can be there for you to guide you through difficult times. Take a look at out UK Links section for some sources of help. DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE!