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I have to diagnose this woman based on the info you just read
can you help?
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PTSD is what I would look further into.
When exposed to trauma to self or as a witness one can develop these symptoms.
The reporter was involved in this for many years- It may have traumatized her.
Similar as witnessing a death in war, in a natural disaster, sexual abuse, anything considered traumatic.
does this apply even if she claims that she used to be an objective reporter and that's why she got into the case?
she did claim that after the event she had a feeling of detachment
Yes- anyone is vulnerable to this when faced with terror, violence, death, or witness to it.
Yes detachment can be part of this- or dissociative disorder
One can detach as a coping mechanism- check out as a survival mechanism
ok what kind of treatment do you think it would be helpful for her
An example of this is a little girl being sexually abused- and she later tells a story that she detached went "away" while being abused- said she went to the Hundred Acre Wood- Winnie The Pooh land!!
A effective treatment is EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
I can give you a link to learn more about EMDR.
yes please... that would be really helpful
Emdria International is what I would recommend. Let me grab the link.
We see great results with EMDR in treating trauma
and this would be the nest one for her?
would this also help with her problems with the husband or should that be taken care after she overcomes the trauma?
I'd say with or without a ptsd diagnosis she experienced trauma- yes it would help
I think the treatment for her should come first
I think it will naturally help her in all areas of her life- to work through the trauma
I learned that before applying a treatment, as a psychologist one must set goals, like intermediate, short-term and long-term
how would this apply to her case?
First and foremost it would start with evaluating her symptoms, form a relationship with therapist or psychologist, and preparation for emder- educating her options for treating the trauma, what emdr is etc.
A goal would be to alleviate trauma symptoms
More short term would be to teach her techniques to regulate her emotions, calm self, establish support
An intermediate goal would be for her to manage symptoms better while she works through trauma.
what do you mean by "to manage her symptoms"?
There's specific steps to take to prepare for emdr. Manage her symptoms - techniques such as relaxation, deep breathing-
Things that are identified that relax, soothe, calm a person
oh ok got it
as for long term?
Sounds very intriguing- long term- emdr treatment length is identified through the preparation. Long term would be she functions as she did prior to the trauma.
Or functions at the level she identifies when setting goals- asking a patient- how will we know you are better?
so it would be based on she learns to manage what happened and her reaction to similar events?
would she be able to cover stories like that in the future/
not triggered, alleviation of symptoms of ptsd- I think it's possible to get back- through her treatment-
That may be her end goal to be able to get back into it- not sure one would willingly sign up for that if it was so traumatic
right... Also would she need some sort of support group or something like that
Support support support- friends, family, counseling, group- yes. Not necessarily need but can benefit- meeting with others who have been traumatized.
PTSD treatment for war vets often includes a support group.
Support group is people coming together with similar experiences- comforting to know they are no alone- normalizes one's experience.
She was with other colleagues during the execution, would talking with them help?
I'm not sure if the other witnesses developed PTSD
Part of her treatment may involve educating her husband and family about ptsd. Yes that would make a great support group- others who experienced witnessed this. Not sure how it couldn't be traumatizing to all to be part of that.
It is a frightening and barbaric event to be a witness to such a thing -for most of us.
The emdria web link will give you more info. about the process of emdr- treatment planning etc.
You tube likely has a demonstration of emdr too.
Did you have other comments or questions?
ok i'll look into it more
one last question
does it matter where the treatment takes place ?
Hope information was helpful! EMDR certified therapist or psychologist- web site has a link to find a therapist- emdr therapist is specialized, trained, certified.
Many counseling clinics are using emdr
Typically is outpatient-
However, long term treatment centers hospital- inpatient would also do it- that is if a client needs that level of care.
Good- let me know if other questions come up for you-
I think I'm good right now
Thanks for explaining
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you were really helpful
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Good- glad to help!!