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Accommodation Ideas for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is an anxiety related disorder which is characterized by symptoms that occur after exposure to an extremely traumatic event. A person with PTSD may re-experience the event in a number of different ways and may also develop feelings of guilt about surviving when others did not. According to DSM-IV, the trauma may have resulted through “direct personal experience of an event that involves actual or threatened death or serious injury, or other threat to one’s physical integrity; or witnessing an event that involves death, injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of another person; or learning about unexpected violent death, serious harm, or threat of death or injury experienced by a family member or close associate” (424-428).

Source: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV, 4th Edition. American Psychiatric Association, Washington, DC, 1994.

Common accommodation situations that arise for people who have PTSD include:

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