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DSM-IV: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Warnings and Disclaimers

When an individual who has been exposed to a traumatic event develops anxiety symptoms, reexperiencing of the event, and avoidance of stimuli related to the event lasting more than four weeks, they may be suffering from this anxiety disorder.

Also: acute stress disorder, battle fatigue

Practice Guidelines

Books and Other Media:
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  • Desert Bloom John Voight plays an alcoholic veteran and father figure apparently suffering from combat trauma as well in the coming of age film about a teenage girl growing up in Nevada within sight of an early nuclear test.
  • Van Der Kolk, Bessel A. (Contributor), et al Traumatic Stress - The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society Hardcover 1996
  • Wambaugh, Joseph The Onion Field Paperback 1974 | Audio Cassette A criminal accused of murdering a police officer ties up the criminal justice system for years while the police officer who survives the murder of his partner appears to suffer from PTSD.
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