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Diagnosis of Post-traumatic stress disorder

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Post-traumatic stress disorder:

condition is diagnosed when the following symptoms have been present for longer than one month:

  • Re-experiencing the event through play or in trauma-specific nightmares or flashbacks, or distress over events that resemble or symbolize the trauma.
  • Routine avoidance of reminders of the event or a general lack of responsiveness (e.g., diminished interests or a sense of having a foreshortened future).
  • Increased sleep disturbances, irritability, poor concentration, startle reaction and regressive behavior.
(Source: excerpt from Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: NIMH)

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