One of the most debilitating aspects and consequences of PTSD for some is the development of cognitive distortions that become cognitive habits. One piece of residue can be an ever-present, “Bad sh*t is going to happen. It’s just around the corner” worry.
This was the case for a physician suffering with the aftermath of a trauma. Recognizing how this last hint of the trauma influenced his life, he was particularly disturbed that it kept him feeling distant from his patients. That’s not how he wants to doctor.