PTSD?

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Noon .. a few days ago I had a terrible thing. I forgot to turn off the stove which made the house almost burn. Since then I didn’t dare touch the stove, even a few nights after that I always had nightmares and it was even difficult for me to even see the fire or the spark. Even I can’t get past the kitchen. Do I need special treatment or will my experiences heal over time? thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Emily.


Anxiety or fear that occurs after an event that is surprising or unexpected is generally normal. This is part of your body's response to a stimulus or event. However, if this condition actually interferes with your daily activities, or makes you unable to rest properly, is uncomfortable doing work, to disturb the relationship between you and your family, then this should be explored further.


The most important thing at this point is, avoid making the diagnosis on yourself. You can meet with a psychologist or psychiatrist to talk about the problem you are experiencing, but of course you should also try to calm yourself down first. Doing meditation or praying can also help reduce the complaints that you feel right now. however, if the complaint is bothersome, seeing a professional is one of the best ways to solve the problem.


It's important to remember that you don't beat yourself up for what happened. You need to think positively, that God still loves you and your family for not letting this event happen. This event happened in the past, where all we can do now is to move on or move forward with full confidence, that we can do much bigger things, regardless of what happened to us in the past. keep the spirit, reach out to the people closest to you and tell them about this problem. Don't leave yourself alone, because many people love you, Emily.


Hope this explanation helps.


Dr. Otniel Budi Krisetya

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