Diagnostic issues in posttraumatic stress disorder: considerations for the DSM-IV.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Four issues of key interest with regard to posttraumatic stress disorder in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) are discussed. These include: (a) how to define the stressor criterion, especially, whether or not the victim's response ought to be included and whether low-magnitude traumas qualify etiologically; (b) the cohesiveness of the syndrome and the validity of items across stressor groups; (c) the position of posttraumatic stress disorder within DSM-IV; and (d) comorbidity with other illnesses.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davidson, JR; Foa, EB

Published Date

  • August 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 100 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 346 - 355

PubMed ID

  • 1918613

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-843X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037//0021-843x.100.3.346


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States