Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Doctor Gave Up On Sex Abuse Victim with PTSD and Let Her Pick Death?

There are times when I read a story and think that it cannot be true. That is what happened with the story of a woman being allowed to choose euthanasia because she had PTSD. It could be a false story but what if it isn't?
Sex abuse victim in her twenties allowed euthanasia as mental health problems ‘INCURABLE’
Express UK
By LAURA MOWAT
PUBLISHED: 08:43, Wed, May 11, 2016

A WOMAN who was sexually abused as a child has successfully applied for euthanasia as she could not live with her mental suffering.

The victim was given a lethal injection after health professionals decided her post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions were incurable.

Her condition included severe anorexia, chronic depression and suicidal mood swings, tendencies to self-harm, hallucinations, obsessions and compulsions.

Although the Dutch victim showed improvements after intensive therapy, she was given the right to die after doctors said treatment was hopeless.
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There is no "cure" for PTSD but that does not mean there isn't healing and often, coming out of the dark to live a better quality of life. That is if folks get the proper care. If something doesn't work, then try something else. It isn't as if the answer to healing does not exist. It just means she didn't find what could have worked for her.

After surviving what she went through, how could it have been worse trying to heal? How did the medical community give up on her and just allow her to die instead of making sure they tried absolutely everything there is to help her live? They have been working on PTSD for over 40 years and most survivors of trauma, no matter what the cause, survive questionable care until they do in fact find what they need.