PTSD from different perspectives: A transdisciplin...

In this paper the authors describe a transdisciplinary multiperspective integrative model of PTSD based on the seven perspective explanatory approach, on the fifth discipline, the art and practice of the learning organization as well as on the method of multiple working hypotheses.Trauma vulnerability, strengths, resilience and posttraumatic growth are key concepts that enable an integration of the distinct perspectives into a coherent transdisciplinary multiperspective explanatory and treatment model of PTSD.
Jakovljević and collegues conclude, that PTSD is a complex highly disabling and suffering disorder where the past is always present in people haunted by the dread frozen in memory of the traumatic events. However, PTSD also represents an oportunity for psychological and spiritual growth due to the human ability to adapt and thrive despite experiencing adversity and tough times.

Jakovljević, M., Brajković, L., Jakšić, N., Lončar, M., Aukst-Margetić, B., & Lasić, D. (2012). Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from different perspectives: A transdisciplinary integrative approach. Psychiatria Danubina, 24, 246–255.