Diagnosis and management of post-traumatic stress disorder.

  title={Diagnosis and management of post-traumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Bradley D Grinage},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={68 12},
Although post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating anxiety disorder that may cause significant distress and increased use of health resources, the condition often goes undiagnosed. The lifetime prevalence of PTSD in the United States is 8 to 9 percent, and approximately 25 to 30 percent of victims of significant trauma develop PTSD. The emotional and physical symptoms of PTSD occur in three clusters: re-experiencing the trauma, marked avoidance of usual activities, and increased… CONTINUE READING


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