Psychological Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Assessment
PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced, witnessed or have been threatened with a traumatic event such as a serious accident, injury, assault, violence, held hostage, death, war/combat, natural disaster, terrorist act, extortion, or financial ruin.
People with PTSD have severe anxiety, depression, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience that can last years – even a lifetime – after a traumatic event has ended, if it’s not properly treated.
The Psychological PTSD Assessment is comprised of a diagnostic interview, as well as psychological testing. During this clinical interview, hypothetical diagnostic formulations can be generated by the clinician, which can then be confirmed or refuted by testing.
Psychological assessment is objective in nature, and therefore can help remove clinician bias from the equation. Skilled psychological testing incorporates a component of symptom validity testing, to screen for the presence of malingering as well as to control for the presence of potential state dependent variables.
KPA is equipped to support patients in need of this assessment and treatment.