The British Journal of Psychiatry
Problems with the post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis and its future in DSM–V
Gerald M. Rosen, Robert L. Spitzer, Paul R. McHugh


Significant issues challenge the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yet, applications of the PTSD ‘model’ have been extended to an increasing array of events and human reactions across diverse cultures. These issues have implications for clinical practice and for those who revise criteria in the DSM–V.

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