Category: Trauma Related Disorders

The New PTSD

New PTSD concepts: When behaviors, thinking or emotions disrupt social, educational and occupational functioning, we define this as a mental disorder. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD 309.81 [F43.10] ) is now classified (DSM 5) as a “Trauma- and Stress-Related Disorder”) The original diagnostic criteria for PTSD stated that the traumatic event occurs to the individual and …

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burn

Burn: I had a patient who was barely 21 at the time of his injury. He was shy, poorly educated and had never dated. He had …
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hateful

Hateful

Hateful patients: It has always been irrational to be forced to treat a patient who is either physically threatening or emotionally …
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divorce

Divorce

Divorce: ¬†While the source of post-injury disharmony is most often financial, there are more insidious problems that arise …
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