DSM-IV criteria for PTSD-diagnosis

2022American Psychiatric Association

The DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition) criteria for diagnosing PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) were established by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The DSM-IV was published in 1994 and provided specific criteria for the diagnosis of various mental disorders, including PTSD. Since then, newer editions of the DSM have been released, DSM-5, with its fifth edition, text revision was published in 2022, and it is not available for free.  It covers all mental health disorders for both adults and children. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was in 2013 included in a new chapter in DSM-5 on Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders. This move from DSM-IV, which addressed PTSD as an anxiety disorder, is among several changes approved for this condition that is increasingly at the center of public as well as professional discussion.

Key wordspost-traumatic stress disorder / ptsd / trauma