Harvard Health Blog
Caring for those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
By: James Cartreine, Ph.D., Contributing Editor Are you taking care of someone who seems to be against you? This can be the experience of taking care of a family member with post-traumatic stress disorder — PTSD — and it can take a huge toll on everyone involved. At the same time, caring for a person with PTSD can be an act of love and courage. What causes PTSD?