I think some people are more susceptible to PTSD than others based on the risk factors that cause it. For instance, there are more case studies of female experiencing PTSD than male. Also, genetic factors which aggravate psychiatric disorders such as depression and schizophrenia may increase risk for experiencing PTSD. Also, I think people with poor support systems are at a higher risk of experiencing PTSD than their counter parts. Lastly, people with preexisting conditions such as anxiety or have histories of substance abuse have higher risk of suffering PTSD.
I would use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat Gloria, who is at an increased risk of experiencing PTSD. This theory enables therapists to deconstruct the thinking patterns of a patient, which are mostly exaggerated towards negative outcomes, and reconstruct their thinking pattern to expect good outcomes. From the module materials, exposure is critical in PTSD situations. For instance, people how have had traumatic experiences in the past are likely to relieve them due to present exposures. Thus, through CBT, I would control exposures to Gloria, such that she does not see, hear, or feel any tragic evens to regain a sense of confidence in her daughter and reduce avoidance behaviors.
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CBT is effective and may be considered the best available for treating PTSD. According to David et al. (2018), CBT is a golden standard as there is non that has surpassed its effectiveness. Also, CBT is the most research theory and is up to date with the current understanding of the mind and behaviors.
My opinion as to why some people experience PTSD, unlike others has not changed since I predicted age and past experiences are among the risk factors for experiencing PTSD. Older people and victims of accidents or assaults have been referenced as to have an elevated risk of experiencing PTSD in the module.
David, D., Cristea, I., & Hofmann, S. (2018). Why Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is the Current Gold Standard of Psychotherapy. Frontiers In Psychiatry, 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00004