Is posttraumatic stress disorder a sign of weakness, or evidence that someone can cope?
Not at all. Posttraumatic stress disorder is not a sign of weakness, but a physiological inevitability. It makes no more sense to label those with posttraumatic stress disorder as weak than it does to accuse someone with a broken leg of having weak bones. The bravest thing someone with posttraumatic stress disorder can do is to step forward and get treatment. Unfortunately, many dont until they have suffered tremendously.