at a 1 day workshop I delivered on March 4th (‘Getting Back To Me Post Trauma’ ) I included the following slides, which with hindsight seem particularly relevant:
- Listen to The Story
‘ I’ve been back to Hong Kong a couple of times since the unrest began last Summer. A family member was terminally ill and died recently, his affairs are still in a mess. It was terrible there, I was frightened to go out because of gangs and you just don’t know who will be listening. I am worried about my family still living there, could be effected by the Corona virus’
Imagine this person has presented for a mental health assessment. How do you proceed?
You could…•Administer the PHQ9 and with his score of greater than or equal to 10 conclude he had probable depression•Administer the PCL-5 and with his score of greater than 31-33 conclude he had probable PTSD•Consider that he has adjustment difficulties or is suffering from an adjustment disorder
Are We in Danger of Pathologising Normality?
decided to write a book Traumatised as a project in my relative isolation (71)