Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after non-traumatic events: evidence from an open population study.

@article{Mol2005SymptomsOP,
  title={Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after non-traumatic events: evidence from an open population study.},
  author={Saskia S.L. Mol and Arnoud Arntz and Job F. M. Metsemakers and Geert-Jan Dinant and Pauline A P Vilters-van Montfort and J. Andr{\'e} Knottnerus},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2005},
  volume={186},
  pages={
          494-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the only psychiatric condition that requires a specific event to have occurred for its diagnosis. AIMS To gather evidence from the adult general population on whether life events (e.g. divorce, unemployment) generate as many symptoms of post-traumatic stress as traumatic events (e.g. accidents, abuse). METHOD Data on demographic characteristics and history of stressful events were collected through a written questionnaire sent to a random… CONTINUE READING
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