There should be little doubt in the reader’s mind that PTSD exists as a psychological/psychiatric disorder.23
Readers should have a clear understanding of the primary and secondary symptoms of PTSD.
Readers should be aware of the view that human reaction to trauma tends to run a course with several possible end points.
Readers should understand the major theoretical formulations for understanding PTSD. They should also have an appreciation for the interaction of the different psychological variables that impact on the PTSD patient.
Clinicians will be better able to evaluate PTSD in both the clinical and forensic contexts.
Mental health providers will have a clearer understanding of the parameters involved in the therapy of PTSD. Clinicians will be more able to choose treatment modalities or integrate different modalities
Researchers should have a fuller appreciation of the important challenging questions to be addressed.
KeywordsPersonality Disorder Mental Health Provider Ptsd Patient Mental Health Field Full Appreciation
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