PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS

Katerina Naumova

Abstract


Clinical experience and reseach demonstrate that no separate
method or instrument can serve as a definitive indicator of posttraumatic
stress disorder. The multimodal method is advised as the most
complete approach in the assessment of posttraumatic reactions. It
represents a combination of structural interviews and self-report instruments
with psychophysiological measures and collateral data. This
model possesses the potential to surpass the psychometric limitations of
each separate type of diagnostic instruments.


Key words: POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS, TRAUMA, POSSTRAUMATIC
STRESS DISORDER, MULTIMODAL ASSESSMENT,
DIAGNOSTIC INSTRUMENTS


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