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Hull AM, Curran SA. Be vigilant for post-traumatic stress reactions. Practitioner 2016; 260(1793):19-23

Be vigilant for post-traumatic stress reactions

23 May 2016Registered users

The diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) differs from most psychiatric disorders as it includes an aetiological factor, the traumatic event, as a core criterion. The DSM 5 core symptoms of PTSD are grouped into four key symptom clusters: re-experiencing, avoidance, negative cognitions and mood, and arousal. Symptoms must be present for at least one month and cause functional impairment.

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