Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders

  • Daniel W. KlyceEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_9212


Adjustment; Stress; Trauma


The trauma- and stressor-related disorders are a group of diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association 2013). These diagnoses may be used to characterize a range of pathological reactions to a distinct traumatic or stressful experience. These disorders include reactive attachment disorder, disinhibited social engagement disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, and adjustment disorders.

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References and Readings

  1. American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Casey, P. R., & Strain, J. J. (Eds.). (2015). Trauma- and stressor-related disorders: A handbook for clinicians. Arlington: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Virginia Commonwealth University – School of MedicineRichmondUSA