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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

  • By: Mark W. Miller & Terence M. Keane
  • In: Encyclopedia of Counseling
  • Edited by: Frederick T. L. Leong
  • Subject:General Counseling & Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatrie disorder characterized by profound disturbances in cognitive, behavioral, and physiological functioning that occur following exposure to a psychologically traumatic event. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth ...

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