- Oct 14, 2004
I was wondering, could having a child taken by the other parent (unplanned) and not knowing if she was alive for two days and then not seeing her again for almost a week be a cause for PTSD?
A. The person has been exposed to a traumatic event in which both of the following were present:
(1) the person experienced, witnessed, or was confronted with an event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of self or others
(2) the person's response involved intense fear, helplessness, or horror.