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Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
American Psychiatric Association Division of Research
FOCUS 2013;11:358-361. doi:10.1176/appi.focus.11.3.358
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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is now in a separate chapter in DSM-5 on Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders. This move from DSM-IV, which addressed PTSD as an anxiety disorder, is among several changes approved for this condition that is increasingly at the center of public as well as professional discussion.

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Table 1.DSM-5 Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disordera
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a The following criteria apply to adults, adolescents, and children older than 6 years. For children 6 years and younger, see Table 2. Reprinted from American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Ed. Washington, DC, APA 2013. Copyright © 2013, American Psychiatric Association. Used with permission.

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Table 2.DSM-5 Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for Children 6 Years and Youngera
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a Reprinted from American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Ed. Washington, DC, APA 2013. Copyright © 2013, American Psychiatric Association. Used with permission.

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