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What symptoms to look for ptsd?

My husband is a diver and today his fellow diver after decompression and coming on boat passed out and want breathing for a minute. He had pink froth stuff coming from his mouth. He's at the hospital getting taken care of but my husband is all the cpr/aid procedures and now is very sore and distracted. I'm wondering if this would cause ptsd and what signs to look for
Thu, 13 Mar 2014
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hi,
it can cause post traumatic stress disorder due to the trauma he has gone through to be alive again,
the signs to look for -
- flashbacks of the incident that occured
- bad dreams
- frightening thoughts
- avoidance symptoms - forget about the incident that happened, stop diving, feeling emotional numb, having feelings of guilt.
hope to have answered your query.
thanking you.
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