Some tips on what can be done:
Taking care of the family member with PTSD can cause emotional burnout – taking care of this person can even lead to secondary traumatization and PTSD affecting you.
You should educate yourself about PTSD – the more you know about it, the easier it will be for you to help the person and to keep things in perspective.
As hard as it sometimes may be, try not to take the symptoms personally. More often than not, it is the disorder that makes them behave and interact as they do.
That being said, it is very important that you do not let your family member’s PTSD dominate your life while ignoring your own needs so try and take care of yourself as well.
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