Posttraumatic stress disorder diagnostic criteria and suicidal ideation in a South African Police sample.

@article{Steyn2013PosttraumaticSD,
  title={Posttraumatic stress disorder diagnostic criteria and suicidal ideation in a South African Police sample.},
  author={Renier Steyn and Naseema B M Vawda and Gail Elizabeth Wyatt and John K. Williams and Sylvester N. Madu},
  journal={African journal of psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={19-22}
}
OBJECTIVE Exposure to traumatic events may precipitate suicidal ideation. Once an individual is diagnosed with PTSD, a suicide risk assessment often follows. This study explores how PTSD symptom criteria correlate with suicidal ideation in a sample of police officers. While the psychometric measures of PTSD often mirror the DSM-IV-TR criteria, focusing on exposure, symptom, and duration criteria, suicidal ideation measures often focus on concepts quite different from that. In this report the… CONTINUE READING
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