Posttraumatic stress disorder: anxiety or traumatic stress disorder?


Conference Paper

The authors examine the question of whether posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) should continue to be classified with the anxiety disorders in the upcoming revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V; American Psychiatric Association) classification system. They examine four areas of research that challenge the placement of PTSD among the anxiety disorders: research on peritraumatic emotions and their association with later PTSD symptoms, the role of emotions over the course of PTSD, physiological reactivity and emotional responses, and comorbidity patterns. The authors conclude with the recommendation that PTSD be included among a new category of traumatic stress disorders in DSM-V.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Resick, PA; Miller, MW

Published Date

  • October 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 384 - 390

PubMed ID

  • 19774665

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19774665

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-6598

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jts.20437

Conference Location

  • United States