Talk:Posttraumatic stress disorder

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PTSD is no longer an Anxiety Disorder in DSM-5[edit]

PTSD was moved from Anxiety Disorders in the DSM-IV to Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders in DSM-5. (http://www.dsm5.org/Documents/PTSD%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf) or (http://www.ptsd.va.gov/PTSD/professional/PTSD-overview/diagnostic_criteria_dsm-5.asp ). The opening sentence on the Wiki page defines PTSD as an anxiety disorder, then references the DSM-5. PTSD does not exist in the Anxiety Disorders chapter in the DSM-5. This reference is incorrect. PTSD is now a Trauma and Stressor Related Disorder. Doozer0311 (talk) 07:30, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes have removed from the lead. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 10:12, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Argue: that it's not a disorder but a symptom[edit]

PTSS seems to be referred to PTSD and I don't think this is correct. Discuss :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.148.194.74 (talk) 03:09, 29 March 2014

Info about use of mobile apps and internet sites for treatment[edit]

I added a small sub-section beneath "management" about the emerging usefulness of smartphone apps and mobile web apps in treating PTSD symptoms. I used the following sources:
Brief, D., Rubin, A., Keane, T., Helmuth, E., Hermos, J., Lachowitz, M., Rybin, D., & Rosenbloom, D. (2013). Web intervention for oef/oif veterans with problem drinking and PTSD symptoms: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81(5), 890-900.
Kuhn, E., Greene, C., Hoffman, J., Nguyen, T., Wald, L., Schmidt, J., Ramsey, K., & Ruzek, J. (2014). Preliminary evaluation of ptsd coach, a smartphone app for post-traumatic stress symptoms. Military Medicine, 179(1), 12-18.

Fmvra1s (talk) 00:15, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

I liked your addition as this is an important new adjunct to treatment (or a treatment in itself). What you wrote needed to be tightened up, e.g., more succinct, remove editorial comment, but I am not sure why it was removed. You might want to converse with the editor who removed it and see what would be needed to add it back, albeit in a refined format. - Mark D Worthen PsyD 23:39, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Post traumatic stress injury[edit]

There is a movement to rename PTSD to posttraumatic stress injury. The name change would reduce stigma and acknowledge changed thinking about the nature of PTSD. See http://www.posttraumaticstressinjury.org/ and http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/new-name-for-ptsd-could-mean-less-stigma/2012/05/05/gIQAlV8M4T_story.html.

I wouldn't suggest that the article be renamed, but shouldn't there be a section that acknowledges a debate in the nomenclature and the underlying reasons animating that debate?

209.66.116.157 (talk) 16:28, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

I agree that it is a legitimate topic to include, although I suggest weaving it into the article, rather than creating a separate section. See WP:CRITS. - Mark D Worthen PsyD 23:28, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Non-English addition okay?[edit]

I could not find an answer to this question searching through Help. A recent edit (diff) added something in another language, although I can't find exactly where the addition is in the article--it's in a Category list. Is this okay? I am asking primarily for my own edification and so that I do not revert an edit that is actually acceptable. Thanks - Mark D Worthen PsyD 23:22, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

This is an intralanguage link. It is usually dealt with by Wikidata. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 07:00, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! - Mark D Worthen PsyD 14:39, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Fear, horror, and powerlessness are no longer described in the DSM, but are in the opening sentence of the article. Should this be removed?[edit]

Feelings associated with the trauma were part of DSM-IV criteria (Criterion A2), but are excluded from the DSM-5. Perhaps this should be redacted? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.71.178.179 (talk) 22:16, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Please change "most people don't" to "some people will"[edit]

PTSD can be linked to intense feelings of shame and the belief that "something is wrong with me". I request that the "most people don't develop PTSD" wording, which seems to me easy to interpret as implying a social norm that people with PTSD are violating, shaming, be changed to "some people will". PTSD is not a voluntary choice they made and are continuing to make. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.249.84.113 (talk) 17:26, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Start with Definition[edit]

I think the article should start by clearly defining what PTSD is, before starting discussing when it may occur as the article currently does. Cristiklein (talk) 09:06, 28 September 2014 (UTC)