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Surviving the trauma of COVID-19: what does the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its treatment tell us about how to cope with the current pandemic? In this podcast, Professor Jonathan Bisson talks to Dr Raj Persaud about PTSD and the notion of ‘trauma’ in the context of COVID-19, including the diagnostic criteria for PTSD and evidence-based effective pharmacological and psychological approaches for its treatment and management.
Date published: 16 April 2020
Presenter: Dr Raj
Interviewee: Professor Jonathan Bisson
Audio running time: 40 minutes
By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have
gained an understanding of:
the definition of
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and how this relates to the
current COVID-19 pandemic
the symptoms and criteria
involved in making a diagnosis of PTSD and the difference between
qualifying and non-qualifying traumatic events
and psychological approaches for the treatment and management of
the influence of culture and
background on individual coping strategies
the concept of 'moral
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