What are we talking about – definition of PTSD and symptoms

What are we talking about – definition of PTSD and symptoms

Post-traumatic stress disorder – Clinical Review
BMJ British Medical Journal, Jonathan I Bisson, 2007
This article provides an overview of understanding of the disorder, origin and developing, and therapeutic aspects. Scientific approach, target group: therapists. –

DSM-IV criteria for PTSD-diagnosis
The DSM-IV-manual (“Diagnostic and Statistically Manual of Mental Disorders”) is published by the American Psychiatric Association/APA, it covers all mental health disorders for both adults and children. Here you will also find some lists about known causes of these disorders, statistics, prognosis, research.

ICD-10 criteria for PTSD-diagnosis
ICD-10 (this 10th version is in use since 1994) stands for “International Classification of Diseases”, and is published by the WHO. It`s considered to be the international standard diagnostic classification for all general epidemiological, many health management purposes and clinical use.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health, 2010
A booklet on PTSD (8 pages) that explains quite simple addressed to interested and affected people, what it is, treatment options, how to get help. Target group: patients, family, interested persons.-

PTSD in Children and Adolescents
Univ.of Illinois/Chicago, 2005
This abstract (16 p.) tries to focus on the challenge to diagnose PTSD correctly, especially in children. Quite theoretical in approach, therefore the target group are specialists in that field. –

How PTSD may manifest in children
WHO, 2006
Very short overview with some import points concerning the symptoms children may develop after trauma, contrary to adults. Scientific article, target group: specialists in that field.

Trauma and PTSD Overview
National Center for PTSD, 2009
Very detailed overview, with chapters containing general information about PTSD, as well as about disaster and terrorism, war, and other types of trauma.

Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options
Christina Gregory PsyCom.
Easy access overview about PTSD.

Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) The Linen Cupboard Metaphor
Psychologytools.org
Very good metaphor on treatment of PTSD.

PTSD and the support available
To learn more, checkout the infographic created by the University of New England’s Online MSW program.