Tag Archives: DSM

PTSD I: Describing and diagnosing post-traumatic stress disorder

In the first of a two-part programme, psychologists Professor Mark Creamer and Assoc Professor Meghan O’Donnell explain post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, its diagnosis, and how it’s been viewed historically. With host Jennifer Cook.  Source: Youtube

The Signs A Loved One May Have PTSD [& How to Spot Them]

Register for our FREE live event with Dr. Christina on PTSD/Trauma in Relationships: PTSD affects more than just veterans – in fact, nearly 70 percent of people have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. It can also lead to other mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. There is hope for recovery… Read More »

What is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

This video describes the characteristics of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This disorder sometimes develops after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Examples of trauma that can lead to PTSD, triggers, symptoms, and vulnerable populations are discussed. Source: Youtube

Signs You are Victim of Narcissistic Abuse, Not Common Abuse (Stress, Depression Management Webinar)

Presentation in Stress and Depression Management Webinar, October 2020 In 1995, I coined the phrase “narcissistic abuse” to describe a subtype of abusive behavior that was all-pervasive (across multiple areas of life) and involved a plethora of behaviors and manipulative or coercive techniques. Narcissistic abuse differed from all other types of abuse in its range,… Read More »

Friends & family reaction to my PTSD diagnosis | Jen & Pharaby #lifewithaservicedog #PTSD

In this video I share how friends and family reacted & responded to me when I shared my PTSD diagnosis. The results were shocking. I thought it would be interesting to share this info. I know I am not the only one who has gotten a shocking reaction. I was recently in a conversation with… Read More »

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 »

15 Symptoms of Complex PTSD

Disclaimer: Debbie Mirza is not a licensed therapist. If you have these symptoms, please consult your doctor or therapist for treatment. Also, my apologies for not mentioning symptom 6 and 9! I haven’t been able to find my notes to see what those two are. Hopefully the ones I mention with help. There is a… 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 »

Counseling Diagnostic Assessment Vignette #27 – Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

This counseling diagnostic assessment vignette demonstrates an interview with a client (played by an actress) who exhibits symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Source: Youtube

Understanding post-traumatic stress disorder | Professor Chris Brewin

Professor Chris Brewin draws on a lifetime of psychiatry research to explain the dual-representation theory of PTSD, and explore what this means for how flashbacks may be treated. Professor Chris Brewin FBA FMedSci is Professor of Clinical Psychology at University College London. He gave this presentation ‘Understanding post-traumatic stress disorder’ as part of the Academy… Read More »

What is the Difference Between Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?

This video discusses the differences between Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Both disorders require a qualifying stressor (trauma) according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). This traumatic event must be directly experienced, witnessed, occur to a close friend or family member, or involve repeated exposure to aversive details of a… 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 »

PTSD II: Researching and treating post-traumatic stress disorder

In the second of a two-part programme, psychologists Professor Mark Creamer and Associate Professor Meaghan O’Donnell discuss research and treatment considerations for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, as manifested in military veterans and people who have suffered severe physical injuries. With host Jennifer Cook. Source: Youtube