Posted by Pfinstegg on February 11, 2005, at 17:59:05
In reply to Re: p-doc and coming assessment » Pfinstegg, posted by alexandra_k on February 11, 2005, at 17:37:22
In terms of diagnosis, I think most everyone here in the US gets a diagnosis of PTSD (309.81) rather than DIDNOS. This covers all the sequelae of the abuse, and doesn't give anyone a diagnosis that might be detrimental to them in their work or personal life. How do you feel about this?
I think it might help them if you wrote something about the abuse, and the symptoms you feel comfortable revealing. If you don't want to talk about any dissociation, don't. To get a really good therapist, however, I think you will need to emphasize the central importance of the abuse. I think trauma is considered to be the only thing that can produce dissociative symptoms, but you don't have to mention those now- just try to get with someone who can help you with them without your feeling you have to reveal more than you are ready to now. PTSD is my diagnosis for insurance, and all other purposes. Would that be comfortable for you?