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DSM-IV-TR Criteria for PTSD
Psychiatric News
Volume 37 Number 20 page 25-25

A.  The person has been exposed to a traumatic event in which both of the following were present:

B.  The traumatic event is persistently reexperienced in one (or more) of the following ways:

C.  Persistent avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma and numbing of general responsiveness (not present before the trauma), as indicated by three (or more) of the following:

D.  Persistent symptoms of increased arousal (not present before the trauma), as indicated by two (or more) of the following:

E.  Duration of the disturbance (symptoms in Criteria B, C, and D) is more than 1 month.

F.  The disturbance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

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