“After the adrenaline wears off and the dust settles, Kim [Kardashian] may suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder),” Steve Ornstein, a PTSD expert, tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “PTSD could come in the forms of panic attacks, depression, and anxiety. Kim absolutely needs to go to therapy with someone who specializes in that type of disorder. The trauma never goes away, but with a therapist, you learn coping mechanisms.”
The Selfish author, 35, made international headlines when news broke out that she was robbed at gunpoint during Paris Fashion Week on Oct. 3! Five men dressed as police officers broke into her apartment complex around 3AM and stole $11 million worth of jewelry. Her bodyguard, Pascal Duvier, wasn’t with Kim at the time because he was watching over Kendall and Kylie Jenner who were partying at a nightclub. The mother-of-two reportedly ‘begged for her life,’ and thankfully made it out of the situation physically unharmed. Mentally, however, psychologist and family therapist Dr. Jennifer Rhodes appears to agree with Steve that something else could be going on.
“Acute Stress Disorder is diagnosed right after the traumatic event if there are symptoms of re-experiencing (having dreams about the event), avoidance (avoiding places and people that remind her of the event), and/or hyperarousal symptoms (constantly feeling on guard),” she tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. We’re so happy to report that Kim is safe and sound in NYC with Kanye West — and it would have been the perfect reunion if people hadn’t noticed her MIA engagement ring. Apparently, Kim wasn’t wearing it when she met up with Kanye, which makes us worry that is was also stolen! We hope the police find the men who did this!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Kim should try meeting with a therapist or a PTSD expert?