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Psychopathology and Diagnosis from a Clinical Perspective

Briefly explain whether experiences of trauma always lead to the development of PTSD and explain why or why not. Then explain possible alternative client diagnoses.

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Though there are many traumatic events that lead a person to develop PTSD, it is not always the case. "Just as not all traumatic events always lead to PTSD, not everyone who has experienced a traumatic event will develop PTSD" (Tull, 2012, para 12). For example, there are specific traumatic events that seem to be linked to a higher rate of developing PTSD. It may also depend on the gender of the individual that experiences the traumatic event whether PTSD will develop. For men, these types of events are those such as rape, combat, childhood neglect, childhood physical abuse, and sexual molestation and for women, these types of events are those such as rape, being threatened with a weapon, sexual molestation, being physically ...

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A discussion regarding whether instances of trauma lead to the diagnoses of PTSD including examples to illustrate the Expert's view on this as well as a discussion regarding possible alternative diagnoses if PTSD is not appropriate. 406 words, 2 references.

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