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Pettingzookeeper

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My son was in a bad accident when he was ten, he just about died and had to relearn to walk and missed out on about 6 months of his life. This happened when he was ten. I was his main caregiver and turned into mom, dr, physiotherapist, phycologist, nurse, teacher well you get the picture. If it needed to be done I was the one to push him to do it. We have him walking in 3 months after his accident. Well back to the point. Ever since his accident he has become more and more abusive towards his younger brother and me. He literally took a hit lighter and out it against his brothers skin to watch it burn and he has become very emotionally abusive towards me. It got to the point where he was asked to leave out home and live else where because his attitude toward his brother and me were beginning to effect our mental health as well. My question is is is normal for a person who is suffering from PTSD to be abusive toward the people who care for them and is there something we can do before he goes down a road he can’t come back from? I’m desperate for advise because he still comes home and verbally abuses me to the point where my physical health is being effected.
 
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Yes PTSD increases anger and rage along with sadness and pain.
When I was that age I was very angry & even physically harmed my mum. She kicked me out, we kept arguing & then she gave me 100 China plates to smash against the garage wall. I maybe threw 10 as she did too until we just hugged and cried.
11 years on & she’s my best friend & one of my biggest supports xx
 
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As a single mum my mum did everything for me but resented me & my brother slightly because her life was on hold. Children can pick up on all of that. I wish my son was here so I could do everything for him even if he impacted me negatively. Just tell him you love him xx
 
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My son was in a bad accident when he was ten, he just about died and had to relearn to walk and missed out on about 6 months of his life. This happened when he was ten. I was his main caregiver and turned into mom, dr, physiotherapist, phycologist, nurse, teacher well you get the picture. If it needed to be done I was the one to push him to do it. We have him walking in 3 months after his accident. Well back to the point. Ever since his accident he has become more and more abusive towards his younger brother and me. He literally took a hit lighter and out it against his brothers skin to watch it burn and he has become very emotionally abusive towards me. It got to the point where he was asked to leave out home and live else where because his attitude toward his brother and me were beginning to effect our mental health as well. My question is is is normal for a person who is suffering from PTSD to be abusive toward the people who care for them and is there something we can do before he goes down a road he can’t come back from? I’m desperate for advise because he still comes home and verbally abuses me to the point where my physical health is being effected.
Have you thought about getting your son psychological help? I don't know if he suffered a head injury, but head injuries can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt. He could have had a soft tissue head injury. Some damage to the brain causes kids to grow up without empathy, depending on where the injury affected the brain. I had a head injury in my 30s and now I'm getting tested for a type of attention deficit disorder that may have been caused by my injury.
 
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@RockyMountainsGirl, I had a girl friend who I met in the psych hospital who developed Schizophrenia after a head injury in a motorcycle accident,
 
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