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Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):
Diagnosis

Overview

The term Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was introduced in 1980 as a diagnostic category, along with the publication of the DSM-III. There is made a distinction between a so-called type I trauma and a type II trauma.

Type I Trauma

The term Type I Trauma describes a unique, unexpected, short-lasting traumatizing event such as a traffic accident.

Type II Trauma

Type II Trauma on the other hand describes repeated or prolonged traumatic experiences such as a long-lasting sexual abuse.

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References

PTSD: Guidelines
 

Flatten G, Gast U, Hofmann A, Knaevelsrud Ch, Lampe A et al. (2011). S3 - Leitlinie Posttraumatische Belastungsstörung. Trauma & Gewalt 3: 202-210.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence - NICE (2005): Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). London: NICE (Clinical Guideline 26).

 

PTBS: Diagnose  PTSD: Diagnosis  PTSD: Diagnosis

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