Posttraumatic stress disorder

Anke Ehlers Introduction

What makes a stressor, traumatic? Clinical features Classification

Diagnosis and differential diagnosis

Diagnosticcriteria, .inJCs-iLand., .DSM-IV

Differential diagnoses

Ongoin.g.r.esearch.. on.. symptom.. criteria Assessment, .instruments Epidemiology

How „comm.on.are ..traumatic .eyents.in.. the..pop.ulatio.n?

What. types. .oftrauma are.. associated .with. high. PTSD. rates?

What. proportion .ofpeople.. .d,eyelo,p„.PTS,D.„i,n., respo.n.se.to.a,, .traumatic.. .stressor?

How „prevalent, ls„.PlS,D,„in., .thepo,p,ulatio,n,?

Pa^rtial.PiS,D

Comorbidity ..o,f„,P„T,S,D,., wlth.„oths.Ld!sord,ers„.and„,symptoffls SMmmaryol.mainJMmgsfrom. Aetiology

Psychological, processes

Biological., processes Course „andprognosis

Factors„that., i,nflu,e,nce,„the ..ris.k.„of, „deyelop,ing„P,TSp

Factors„affectiog„recoyery, .from, .trauma

Treatment, ofPTSD Psychological, treatments

Pharmacolo,g,ic,al.tre,atmsnts

Advice., on, management

Diagnosing „P,T,S„D Choice., oftreatment

Special, .problems, in„t,he „managemeM.,oLPXSP„.patients ChapterReferences

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