I did an assessment on Monday and I determined the diagnosis was X. Today I got an email from someone questioning my diagnosis. They think I should diagnosis them as having PTSD because of a serious past trauma. That’s valid, but if they had read the full assessment and the individuals presenting problems and behaviors, they would clearly see this person doesn’t have PTSD. They have some criteria met for PTSD, but not nearly enough for a primary diagnosis or even secondary diagnosis. I even outlined why I gave the client the diagnosis I did in the diagnostic formulation. Ugh.
Not everyone who experiences trauma develops PTSD!
What’s annoying y’all today?