I have a friend who is 20 years old. Two years ago she had an abortion and has had a lot of depression over it. In the past two months she has started having nightmares about the abortion. They are so bad it wakes her up in a sweat and racing heart. The nightmares are worse now; two or three every night. What should she do to stop them?
She may need to seek the help of a therapist. She may have unresolved feelings of guilt or pain related to the abortion and needs to talk them out. My sister had an abortion when she was 15. I had horrible guilt and I wasn't even the one who had the abortion, but I was the only one in the family that knew about it. I actually went to councling and it helped me very much. Good luck to your friend. I hope she feels better soon.
She is possibly suffering from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and should talk to someone professional as they can help her get rid of them. (I am not a professional but have been through a similar thing)
she should go see a therapist. please encourage her - two of my friends had abortions in high school and both ended up attempting suicide and had to be institutionalized for a significant period of time. the sooner she talks to someone about it the better off she will be.
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