Psychological Assessment of PTSD

  • Jeffrey M. Lating
  • Amos Zeichner
  • Terence M. Keane
Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)

Abstract

Behavioral and psychological reactions following a traumatic event are an inherent part of the human condition (Jones & Barlow, 1990), and the effects of traumatic stressors have been clinically observed since the Civil War (Ettedgui & Bridges, 1985). Not until 1980, however, did posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) become nosologically defined within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition (DSM-III; American Psychiatric Association [APA], 1980) as a disorder. As a result of this recognition, research efforts have grown considerably, generating a substantial amount of information on assessment and treatment.

Keywords

Ptsd Symptom Antisocial Personality Disorder Psychological Assessment Ptsd Patient Adjustment Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey M. Lating
    • 1
  • Amos Zeichner
    • 2
  • Terence M. Keane
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Psychology and Behavioral MedicineUnion Memorial HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  3. 3.Outpatient ClinicsDepartment of Veterans Affairs Medical CenterBostonUSA

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