International Perspectives on the Treatment and Prevention of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

  • Giovanni de Girolamo
Part of the The Plenum Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)

Abstract

In the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases, Chapter 5, one may read that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) arises as a delayed and/or protracted response to a stressful event or situation of an exceptionally threatening or catastrophic nature, which is likely to cause pervasive distress in almost anyone (e.g., natural or man-made disaster, combat, serious accident, witnessing the violent death of others, being the victim of torture, terrorism, rape or other crime). ([WHO]a)

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Europe Cortisol Schizophrenia Cyclone International Atomic Energy Agency 

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  • Giovanni de Girolamo
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  1. 1.Division of Mental HealthWorld Health OrganizationGeneva 27Switzerland

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