PTSD: National Center for PTSD
The articles below review key information about PTSD, including diagnostic criteria, subtypes and related diagnoses, epidemiology, and a historical overview.
- PTSD and DSM-5
Describes the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for PTSD, which remain unchanged in DSM-5-TR, and includes an overview of revisions from DSM-IV.
- Epidemiology and Impact of PTSD
Reviews key findings about PTSD prevalence among the U.S. general population and Veterans of different service eras.
- 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.
- Complex PTSD
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 and Other Recurring Trauma Reminders
Discusses recurring trauma reminders, such as anniversary reactions or annual celebrations, and offers suggestions to support patient self-care and symptom management.
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