PTSD Diagnosis

Essential Features of PTSD

Essential Features of PTSD from The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Classifying Mental Disorders

New DSM-5 Revisions Add More Options to Diagnosis Criteria for PTSD

When the fifth edition of the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM-5) was released May 2013, it marked the end of more than a decade’s journey in revising criteria to diagnose and classify mental disorders.  Read more >>>

What’s the Difference Between PTS and PTSD?

Some people confuse post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with post-traumatic stress (PTS). It’s an easy mistake to make, especially for people who don’t spend a lot of time studying the topic. However, there are significant differences between the two and it’s useful for our Nation’s Warriors and the people who support them to know about them.

Combat Brain Injuries Linked to PTSD

This article is about brain injuries so subtle they’re detected only by a very sensitive scan may predispose combat soldiers to post-traumatic stress disorder.

DoD Board to Review of Mental Health Diagnoses

A Defense Department board responsible for ensuring the accuracy of disability ratings for thousands of troops discharged since 2001 also will conduct the force-wide review of mental health diagnoses. Read more >>>