I think it is important to consider what friends and family have to say about PTSD symptoms for two reasons. 1. The family and friends see the patient and may be aware of symptoms that the patient cannot/will not admit they have or are unaware of. 2. The medical records for some are not as descriptive, they may not be complete and/or the patient may not want to admit the full scale of issues they are experiencing because they are embarrassed.
Idea No. 203