What is the theory behind this Looking after your mental health worksheet?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that results from the experience or witnessing of traumatic or life-threatening events. A new category of Trauma and stress-related disorders in DSM-5 includes PTSD. This disorder may disrupt how individuals and families function, leading to serious medical, financial, and social issues.
How will the worksheet help?
The perception of stress is frequently linked to physical symptoms like perspiration, blushing of the face, faster heartbeat or lower blood pressure, as well as cramps and discomfort in the intestines. It is also frequently linked to psychological symptoms like anxiety, irritability and anger, sad and depressed moods, tension, and fatigue. As the PTSD has a cluster of physical and psychological symptoms so it becomes difficult for therapists to examine PTSD. This worksheet helps the therapist in the examination of PTSD and by this worksheet client can easily report his/her symptoms.
How to use the worksheet?
The therapists can use this worksheet with clients during the initial session for the assessment of the PTSD. It can be a handy tool for clinicians to use in therapy sessions.
PTSD Exam Worksheet
Tick the appropriate option(s).
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You can download this worksheet here.