From: Wednesday April 14
Bessel van der Kolk M.D., is professor of psychiatry at Boston University’s School of Medicine and medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston, Massachusetts. One of the pioneers in traumatic stress studies, he’s the author of Psychological Trauma and Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society.
1. List the range of symptoms associated with long-term childhood abuse.
2. Explain how a comprehensive diagnosis would facilitate treatment.
3. Discuss the validity of the barriers to introducing a new diagnosis.