I've been an emotional wreck everysince my Mom died. I used to be a really strong person and could bounce back from anything. But since my sister was killed, I just haven't been the same. After a couple months, I couldn't take the pain anymore, so I went to see a psychiatrist. Haven't been on meds in a few years, but I still have problems with depression. I moved to Illinois when I wa 13 with my mom and sister, moved 1200 miles away from any family. My mom died in '99 with diabetes and my sister was killed in a severe car accident only 2 years after. I feel like I'm alone with n o family. But my oldest daughters are all grown and out on their own. Guess when they statr having kids, my life might seem different and I might not feel so alone. But i still find it hard to cope sometimes.
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replied February 24th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Your symptoms are consistent with PTSD.
You would need antidepressants and psychotherapy sessions like CBT.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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