Name the DSM-IV-TR indicators necessary for a diagnosis of PTSD? (at least five of condition/symptoms, with two in each category, include specific symptoms in children)
This question has different parts:
You must mention the five (5) conditions, 2 characteristics in each category.
Also specific symptoms in children
Do you know anyone that suffers from PTSD, if you do, please share a brief description about the case.
You need to support your answer with references and APA style
The conditions identified in the DSM-IV-TR for an individual diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) include the requirement of a stressor (Friedman et al., 2014). The person must have been exposed to specific stressors such as threatened physical or psychological abuse through sexual violence or injuries. The characteristics in this category include direct exposure to trauma and witnessing a traumatic event. The second condition is negative alterations of cognitions. They have negative feelings that deteriorated after the traumatic experience. Two attributes within this category include feelings of isolation and decreased interest in daily activities. Thirdly, DSM-IV-TR identified changes in arousal and reactivity as another condition category for PTSD diagnosis. Some of the characteristics presents are irritability and difficulty concentrating. The fourth category presenting the symptoms necessary for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder diagnosis is intrusive reactions