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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Post-traumatic stress disorder

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Post-traumatic stress disorder includes:

  • Terrifying ordeal - violent attacks, war, assault, rape, torture, kidnapping, etc.
  • Child abuse
  • Serious accidents
  • Natural disasters - e.g. earthquake, flood, hurricanes, etc.
  • Manmade disaster - e.g. plane crash, bombing, etc.

Post-traumatic stress disorder as a symptom:

Conditions listing Post-traumatic stress disorder as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions.

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About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Post-traumatic stress disorder, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Post-traumatic stress disorder. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Post-traumatic stress disorder. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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