Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. One of the references must come from Flamez, B. & Sheperis, C. J. (2015) and/or Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2007). I have also attached my discussion rubric so you can see how to make full points. Please respond to all 3 of my classmates separately with separate references for each response. You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. I need this completed by 01/04/19 at 8pm.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings. Respond to your colleagues’ postings.

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Respond in one or more of the following ways:

· Ask a probing question.

· Share an insight gained from having read your colleague’s posting.

· Offer and support an opinion.

· Validate an idea with your own experience.

· Make a suggestion.

· Expand on your colleague’s posting.

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Stress is not an uncommon experience for humans. However, how one exhibits or manifests symptoms of stress can vary wildly, even when two individuals experience the same stressor (Flamez & Sheperis, 2015). The Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) recently created a new section titled trauma and stress-related disorders to address such issues. As such, post-traumatic stress disorder was moved from anxiety disorders to the new section. Taking a look at post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children, I will explain the ways in which gender influences the manifestation of PTSD and provide an example of how that might look. Then I will describe the factor related to PTSD that would be most difficult for me to address as a professional counselor and why.


Post-traumatic stress disorder has undergone many revisions in the DSM-5 and currently can be used to diagnose individuals ages six and up (DSM-5 Bridge Document). There are three criterion that break down into three categories: stress-inducing experiences, symptoms present, and the varying reactions to stimuli (DSM-5 Bridge Document). In order for a diagnosis of PTSD to be given, the individual must have experienced violation, serious injury, or threatened or actual death (Flamez & Sheperis, 2015). In addition, the individual must be experiencing distressing symptoms that cause significant impairment that lasts for at least six months (Flamez & Sheperis, 2015).

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