Do Advisors, Clients Suffer From PTSD?

When we think about post-traumatic stress disorder, we typically envision combat, tornadoes, and hurricanes. But PTSD is not limited to life-threatening events. Events threatening financial security (and even career-security) can be very traumatic.

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I am no psychology expert. Approaching my 26 year anniversary as a Registered Representative since 8/03/87, in recent years I have been saying that many people including myself are suffering PTFSD - "Post Traumatic Financial Stress Disorder". Policy-makers and regulators let everyone down while they failed to maintain a fair and orderly marketplace. Anywhere else in the business world, when you do not get what you paid for it is considered fraud, isn't it?

Your article cites some meaningful statistics which support my amateur analysis, yet you ended the piece by not suggesting a course of action, but instead asking me how I can help myself to rapidly recover.
Posted by Kenneth G | Thursday, July 18 2013 at 12:08PM ET
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