(DISCUSSION QUESTION) Psychological Disorders (PSYC – 3004 – 1)

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 your thoughts about the degree to which PTSD can be considered abnormal if it is an understandable reaction to external events. Be sure to consider in your response the discusion about the “the four D’s” from the first week of the course in determining whether or not it makes sense to consider PTSD abnormal and a “disorder.” Finally, justify your response with citations from the Learning Resources.

What about the fact that some people exposed to trauma become symptomatic while others exposed to exactly the same traumas do not? Does this mean that there really is something abnormal about those diagnosed with PTSD?

If PTSD were not a disorder, how would people experiencing these symptoms get treatment?

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.