PTSD: National Center for PTSD
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like combat, assault, or disaster. These articles provide the foundation for an understanding of the disorder.
PTSD and DSM-5
Describes the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for PTSD, including an overview of revisions from DSM-IV.
Epidemiology of PTSD
Explains epidemiology and important findings about PTSD including prevalence statistics for different demographic or Veteran groups.
Acute Stress Disorder
An overview of acute stress disorder, including: who is at risk, how is it treated, and how is it related to PTSD.
Dissociative Subtype of PTSD
Describes the dissociative subtype of PTSD included in DSM-5 including a review of the rationale and evidence for inclusion, diagnosis, and treatment considerations.
Causes, symptoms, and treatment considerations for Complex PTSD, a proposed disorder that can occur after prolonged, repeated trauma.
PTSD History and Overview
The history of PTSD, the PTSD diagnosis, and the criteria needed to meet a diagnosis of PTSD.
Anniversary Reactions: Research Findings
Discusses how the anniversary of a traumatic event can increase distress and PTSD symptoms, including research findings and suggestions for help.
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