My interest in PTSD arises from very limited personal involvement as a sybill in what some might view as stress. Messy suicides, rtc with consequent fire of the wreckage and potential survivors and dealing with long dead remains. sudden death in infancy and quite severe child abuse/sexual attacks. I am able to say that none of these caused me detrimental stress but others with me were influenced. I have tried to establish here before now why it is that 2 or more individuals can face exactly the same situation and do not have identical outcomes. Is it early upbringing (mine was harsh as parents did not know of what has now been diagnosed as Aspergers; this was further disciplined out of me as a NS soldier)? Conditioning (big boys don't cry), black humour - what? My return to this was occasioned by this article which only briefly revisits PTSD. Anyone here ever worked out why some suffer and others do not - some even thrive. I was always an adrenaline junkie and sought out the 'dirty' jobs.