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Can you tell me if someone expirienced a traumatic event at age 19 and developed ptsd will they be able to mentally mature pas?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

That age? Having ptsd does not mean that one will stop maturing emotionally - however it can create many problems interpersonally. It can cause severe problems with sleep, anxiety, avoidance ; hyperarousal that may have a dramatic negative impact.

Answered May 5, 2014

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