Anxiety & Panic

When do we call it a trauma reaction?

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Part of the evaluation of a person for post traumatic reaction is a judgment that the situation reacted-to was serious enough to cause the reaction.

Section 9 on the Anxiety map attempts to diagnose a patient’s trauma reaction by symptoms and the qualities of events that led to it.
• Click here to link to Section 9 and Map 1B, where the decision about post-traumatic stress is made.

Are the lists in parts a and b of this section clear enough? Should we elaborate, or should we leave the items in these lists relatively vague and open, for the clinician to fill in?