Reflections on PTSD's future in DSM-V

Gerald M. Rosen, Scott O. Lilienfeld, B. Christopher Frueh, Paul R. McHugh, Robert L. Spitzer

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Research findings have fuelled debate on the construct validity of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Accompanying these issues are competing suggestions to redefine PTSD's criteria, including a recent proposal by DSM-V committee members. We review various approaches to revising the PTSD diagnosis and conclude that proposed changes should be placed in the appendix that the DSM has used for experimental criteria sets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-344
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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