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My sister witnessed a cat being killed and is traumatised. How can I help her?

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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Trauma from cat

Witnessing a traumatic event can sometimes lead to a more serious problem such as post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) manifested by nightmares, increase startle response, angry outburst, recurring flasback of the event provoked by some that mimic the renactment of the trauma.
There is now new mecication treatment for ptsd. If not treated it can lead to other anxiety conditions.

In brief: Trauma from cat

Witnessing a traumatic event can sometimes lead to a more serious problem such as post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) manifested by nightmares, increase startle response, angry outburst, recurring flasback of the event provoked by some that mimic the renactment of the trauma.
There is now new mecication treatment for ptsd. If not treated it can lead to other anxiety conditions.
Dr. Leonard Lado
Dr. Leonard Lado
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Therapist

Social and family support is important in a time of trauma.
She may also benefit from talking with a therapist or a psychiatrist.

In brief: Therapist

Social and family support is important in a time of trauma.
She may also benefit from talking with a therapist or a psychiatrist.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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