What is posttraumatic stress disorder?

  title={What is posttraumatic stress disorder?},
  author={Arieh Y Shalev},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={62 Suppl 17},
Our understanding of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has increased significantly over the last 2 decades. Although the cause of the condition is usually easy to determine in individual patients, the symptoms of PTSD are diverse and a mixture of psychological processes are involved. This article presents a broad overview of PTSD, including its definition according to DSM-IV and ICD-10 diagnostic criteria, and its clinical course with reference to its association with depression and other… CONTINUE READING