Lauren, K. Hamilton, Mistrals Kiss
Trauma fits into the new DSM-5 in a new chapter titled Trauma – and stressor related disorders. Acute Stress disorder shares a chapter with Reactive attachment disorder (normally experienced by children), disinhibited social engagement disorder, PTSD and adjustment disorder.
Traumatic events, according to the DSM 5 are exposure to war, sexual assault, physical attach, robbery, kidnapping, hostage, terrorist attack, torture, natural or man-made disasters, severe motor accident, and waking during surgery. Divorce, illness, living in a crime ridden neighbourhood, and getting married are not seen as traumatic, but are clustered under stressful life events:
According to Dr Marlene Arndt (2014), new thinking in trauma and its treatment, is as follows;
Dr Marlene Arndt. “Healing the wounded”. Lecture on new thinking about Trauma Counselling. Randburg, May 2014.
[i] Coral Anika Theill
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