Tag Archives: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual

Can a Romantic Breakup Cause PTSD? | Why Mental Disorder Definitions Matter

This video answers the question: Can someone develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from a romantic breakup? When we look at posttraumatic stress disorder, we see that in the qualifying trauma section there are four types of traumatic experiences listed: directly experiencing a traumatic event, witnessing a traumatic event in person occurring to others, learning about… Read More »

What is Secondary Traumatic Stress?

This video describes the concept of secondary traumatic stress. It’s important to understand that secondary traumatic stress is way that somebody can develop symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or meet the full criteria of posttraumatic stress disorder. There are a lot of other terms that mean something similar or even the same as secondary… Read More »

Presentation Example: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

This video answers the question: Can I analyze a presentation example featuring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) origin and course of treatment? The definition of posttraumatic stress disorder contains a qualifying trauma section. There are four types of traumatic experiences listed: directly experiencing a traumatic event, witnessing a traumatic event in person occurring to others, learning… Read More »