How is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosed?
Till this date, there is no specific test to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder. It is difficult to diagnose for the condition as the victim are unwilling to recall the rash trauma or discuss about the symptoms. For diagnosing post-traumatic stress disorder, psychiatrist or psychologist is the best qualified person.
For victim to the diagnosed for post-traumatic stress disorder, the victim need to experience all of the following for more than one month:
- Should show at least 1 reliving symptom
- Should show at least 2 increased arousal symptoms
- Should show at least 3 avoidance symptoms
Symptoms which the victim experiences must be really serious and should interfere in their do-to-day activities, then only the victim can be diagnosed for the condition. The activities includes, finding difficult to go to school or work, or to be with friends and family members.