Posttraumatic stress disorder: acquisition, recognition, course, and treatment.

  title={Posttraumatic stress disorder: acquisition, recognition, course, and treatment.},
  author={Jonathan R. T. Davidson and D. J. Stein and Arieh Y Shalev and Rachel Yehuda},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  volume={16 2},
Following exposure to trauma, a large number of survivors will develop acute symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which mostly dissipate within a short time. In a minority, however, these symptoms will evolve into chronic and persistent PTSD. A number of factors increase the likelihood of this occurring, including characteristic autonomic and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses. PTSD often presents with comorbid depression, or in the form of somatization, both of which… CONTINUE READING


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