Our expert says:
If you have been able to live independently so far, I am very puzzled about why they would want to admit you to hospital just to make a diagnosis. Usually, the diagnosis of PTSD or other trauma-related disorders is clear, and I hacve never heard of needing to admit anyone to hospital in order to make a diagnosis --- over the years I have dealt with some people seriously affected by trauma, and have never needed to admit them for evaluation in order to make a diagnosis. I was one of the first shrinks anywhere who recognized that medication such as the modern antidepressants can be helpful in PTSD --- but again, never needed to admit anyone to start such treatment, not psychotherapy which can also be helpful.
In you place, I'd be inclined to see a second opinion, and a proper explanation of why an admission is recommended, rather than doing whatever is needed as an outpatient
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