PTSD And False Memories - Alternative Treatment For Trauma

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A 12 page paper that begins with a definition of post-traumatic stress disorder, including the criteria for diagnosis from the DSM-IV and the proportion of patients with a dual diagnosis. The writer then discusses false memories, what they are, why people might have them, how they were recovered. Data is included regarding the numbers of people accused of abuse as a result of recovered memories. The writer comments on the legal and ethical issues surrounding false memories. The last section offers a description of different intervention approaches for PTSD. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 13 sources.