Advocacy through science: Reply to comments on Resick et al. (2012)

Journal Article (Letter;Journal)

The 4 comments on the review by Resick et al. (2012) of the complex posttraumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) literature highlight important theoretical and conceptual questions about the nature and utility of CPTSD and echo the very questions that motivated the review. We discuss the points raised in the comments, particularly with respect to the definition of CPTSD, its relationship to PTSD, and treatment implications. We suggest that setting high scientific standards for CPTSD research is an optimal way to advance the conceptualization of the construct and the treatment of this population. Published 2012. This article is a US Government work and is in the public domain in the USA.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Resick, PA; Wolf, EJ; Stirman, SW; Wells, SY; Suvak, MK; Mitchell, KS; King, MW; Bovin, MJ

Published Date

  • June 1, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 260 - 263

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-6598

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0894-9867

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jts.21702

Citation Source

  • Scopus