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"I Wouldn't Start From Here"—An Alternative Perspective on PTSD From the ICD-11: Comment on Friedman (2013)

Brewin, CR; (2013) "I Wouldn't Start From Here"—An Alternative Perspective on PTSD From the ICD-11: Comment on Friedman (2013). Journal of Traumatic Stress , 26 (5) pp. 557-559. 10.1002/jts.21843. Green open access

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Abstract

This commentary briefly summarizes some of the criticism directed at the diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.) including the issues of complexity and comorbidity, and offers a rationale for attempting a simpler approach to diagnosis that can be used in minimally resourced, non-English-speaking countries. Rather than describe comprehensively the features of PTSD, the World Health Organization in its upcoming edition of the International Classification of Diseases has opted to define a much smaller number of symptoms that will effectively discriminate PTSD from other related conditions. Parallel research on the two approaches to diagnosis promises to add greatly to our understanding of the condition.

Type: Article
Title: "I Wouldn't Start From Here"—An Alternative Perspective on PTSD From the ICD-11: Comment on Friedman (2013)
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/jts.21843
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jts.21843
Language: English
Additional information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Brewin, CR; (2013) "I Wouldn't Start From Here"—An Alternative Perspective on PTSD From the ICD-11: Comment on Friedman (2013). Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26 (5) pp. 557-559, which has been published in final form at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jts.21843. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Keywords: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Humans, Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1413122
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