The stressor Criterion-A1 and PTSD: a matter of opinion?

  title={The stressor Criterion-A1 and PTSD: a matter of opinion?},
  author={Miranda van Hooff and Alexander C Mcfarlane and Jenelle Baur and Mar{\'i}a Daniela Abraham and Daniel J. Barnes},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  volume={23 1},
Considerable controversy exists with regard to the interpretation and definition of the stressor "A1" criterion for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). At present, classifying an event as either traumatic (satisfying DSM-IV Criterion-A1 for PTSD), or non-traumatic (life event) is determined by the rater's subjective interpretation of the diagnostic criteria. This has implications in research and clinical practice. Utilizing a sample of 860 Australian adults, this study is the first to… CONTINUE READING


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