2 thoughts on “4 Ways Trauma Can Complicate Mental Health Treatment

  • February 15, 2017 at 2:55 am

    Hi Tamara,
    Once when I was in the hospital and having intense flashbacks, a psych tech that witnessed this but was not directly working with me that shift, commented the next day when she was assigned to me that she was glad to see I wasn’t experiencing “psychosis” that day and was doing better. I had to explain to her that I’d been having flashbacks and was very much in touch with reality!
    It concerned me at the time — as well as one other time when someone diagnosed me with borderline personality disorder, that there COULD potentially be inaccuracies in my medical records but I didn’t say anything about that concern at the moment because I feared it could be interpreted as paranoia.
    Over all though, I believe the therapists I’ve worked with have gotten it right and I think at least in part, it is because they have had more time than a brief hospitalization encounter allows.
    More snow due tomorrow and into Thursday…up to 16 inches possible. Sigh…
    What does somatic mean? I have to look that up. I should know it. Is it the same as “psychosomatic?” I know that one lol.

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    • February 19, 2017 at 10:20 am

      Hi Lori,
      Thanks for sharing your comment. The possibility of inaccuracies being in the medical or mental health record of any of us in society is high. No medical or mental health record is 100% free of misinterpretation, inaccuracies, or mistakes. That’s the scary part of trusting healthcare professionals. In other cases, however, the record is accurate (as you point out). Your comment reminds us all that a strong relationship with a healthcare provider of any sort is the key to being fully understood. 🙂

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