Focusing on the Fundamentals in Treating PTSD: An Innovative Approach. Evidence Based Care
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC MILITARY HEALTH SYSTEM
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Complex disorder associated with significant co-morbidity, disability, and impairment of daily living following exposure to a traumatic event Diagnosis includes 1 Event 2 Reaction 3 Symptoms 4 Impairment 5 Time course Symptoms fall into three clusters Intrusive recollection of event in some way Avoidance of reminders of the event or numbing Hyper-aroused state.