A Description of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Research Paper by Mira

A Description of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
An explanation of post traumatic stress disorder and its treatment.
# 147502 | 4,173 words | 13 sources | APA | 2010 | BG
Published on Apr 29, 2011 in Psychology (Disorders)

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This research paper presents a relevant discussion of post traumatic stress disorder using the DSM TR-IV criteria, as well as the historical development of PTSD, and appropriate models of rehabilitation and recovery. It focuses specifically on the recently recognized PTSD by the APA and pays attention to the description and accurate diagnosis of the disorder using the DSM TR-IV.

Description and Diagnosis of Disorder Using the DSM TR-IV
History Development of PTSD
Stress-Vulnerability Model of PTSD
Physiology and Physiological Model of PTSD
Rehabilitation and Recovery Model by Mark Ragins of the Village-MHSA
Treatment Approaches
Impact of PTSD

From the Paper:

''The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) refers to a standard classification of mental disorders employed by psychologists and counselors in the United States. The specific design of this classification allows for adequate diagnosis and intervention at various levels such as inpatient and outpatient settings, private care, primary practice, etc. According to the DSM, the main aspect of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the continuous development of characteristic symptoms that have resulted from an extremely traumatic event a person has experienced at a particular period. Criterion A1 for the accurate diagnosis of PTSD relates to "threatened death or serious injury, or other threat to one's physical integrity; or witnessing an event that involves death, injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of another person" ("Posttraumatic Stress Disorder DSM-IV Diagnosis & Criteria," n. d., para. 1). The described criterion also may include learning about the death or serious injury of a family member or a close associate. In general, a person's response to a traumatic event is associated with uncontrolled fear, horror, and anxiety.''

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Breslau, N., Davis, G.C., Andreski, P. & Peterson, E. (1991). Traumatic events and posttraumatic stress disorder in an urban population of young adults. Archives of General Psychiatry, 48.
  • Foa, E., Rothbaum, B., Riggs, D. & Murdock, T. (1991). Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in rape victims: A comparison between cognitive-behavioral procedures and counseling. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 59 (5), 715-723.
  • Henline, L.M. (N. d.). Post traumatic stress disorder: The biological aspects. Arizona School of Professional Psychology. Retrieved April 18, 2010, from http://www.users.uswest.net/~abinormal/PTSD.htm
  • Herman, J. (1992). Complex PTSD: A syndrome in survivors of prolonged and repeated trauma. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 5 (3), 377-391.
  • "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder DSM-IV Diagnosis & Criteria." (N. d.). Mental Health Today.com. Retrieved April 18, 2010, from http://www.mental-health-today.com/ptsd/dsm.htm

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