Your child being sick doesn't make you afraid that you'll die. It's just awful.
Are you afraid of dying after rape/sexual abuse? Or is it just awful? Genuinely asking as I have no experience with this. Also, the "fear" criterion has been excluded from the diagnostic criteria of the DSM-5 for very valid reasons that people deal differently with emotions and not everyone, even with PTSD, experiences this concrete fear.
You can get treatment for stress associated with having a child in the NICU without being diagnosed with PTSD. [...]
What do you feel people can receive with a diagnosis of PTSD that they can't from Adjustment disorder, Other Stress Related Disorder, etc?
This feels backwards. Obviously you can get treatment for stress associated with having a child in the NICU without being with diagnosed PTSD. Not every trauma leads to PTSD. But taking the notion away? Taking the possibility of PTSD developing away?
Adjustment disorder, Other Stress Related disorders.... Criterion B? Flashbacks/Nightmares/etc.?
How many people on here have "complained" they've been misdiagnosed with one disorder or another in the past?
But a good provider will treat the symptoms regardless of the label given.
Very true. But how many people are denied (specific) treatment by insurance because they don't quite fit a diagnosis? This is actual something that has been cautioned with the recent PTSD-related changes going from the ICD-10 to ICD-11 (ICD-11: Fewer PTSD Diagnoses Under New, Stricter Criteria)
Let me ask a different way. The change in criteria is probably related to diagnostic creep and possibly related to financial and legal issues. [...] So I'm just a bit confused why this is an issue for you.
As a biologist, the first part of the quote is just really unsatisfactory, if not upsetting. But as I mentioned, I'm genuinely trying to understand. I'm not trying to be argumentative or confrontational. I'm really just trying to understand the difference between "natural unexpected traumatic death" and "accidental/violent unexpected traumatic death" of someone close from a biological standpoint.
@Sideways Thanks for pointing that out! Very valid points. I'm really not trying to rank diagnoses for worse and better. (it makes me sad you think I actually think that and have that stigma ? )
But, different diagnoses exist for a reason, don't they? True, they're only letters on the medical record. If they don't matter, why do we even bother with them to begin with? Why do Ts and PsyDocs and insurance companies bother with them?