Category Archives: Diagnosis PTSD

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition text revision (DSM-IV-TR) is used by clinicians and psychiatrists to diagnose PTSD. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association provides a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders. It is used in the United… Read More »

PTSD diagnostic criteria

In 2000, the American Psychiatric Association revised the PTSD diagnostic criteria in the fourth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR). The diagnostic criteria (Criterion A-F) are specified below. Diagnostic criteria for PTSD include a history of exposure to a traumatic event meetingtwo criteria and symptoms from each of three symptom clusters: intrusive recollections, avoidant/numbing symptoms, and hyper-arousal symptoms.… Read More »

PTSD Checklist (PCL)

The PTSD Checklist (PCL) is the most frequently used self-report measure of PTSD symptoms. There are three versions of the PCL: The PCL-M is a military version and questions refer to “a stressful military experience” The PCL-S is a non-military version that can be referenced to any specific traumatic event The PCL-C is a general civilian version that is not… Read More »

PTSD test

Use PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) test to help determine if you have the symptoms of PTSD and whether you should seek a diagnosis or treatment for PTSD from a qualified doctor or mental health professional. List of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) tests: PTSD test from Adaa: TAKE THIS TEST PTSD test from Healthyplace: TAKE THIS TEST

Diagnostic criteria for PTSD

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), formerly known as “traumatic neurosis,” may occur in practically anyone who has been exposed to an overwhelmingly traumatic event. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is the development of characteristic symptoms following exposure to an extreme traumatic stressor. A diagnosis of PTSD is based on criteria listed in the DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual… Read More »

PTSD symptoms

Symptoms are changes in the human body. Symptoms are ways that people feel or ways that their bodies appear. These are things that show if a person has a disease. What are the PTSD symptoms? There are four types of symptoms of PTSD: Reliving the traumatic event (flashbacks, intrusive memories, etc.) Avoiding things that remind you of the traumatic… Read More »