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PTSD and Ocular Insult: PTSD After Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

  • Anat AbudyEmail author
  • Ido Didi Fabian
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Abstract

PTSD has been diagnosed not only after traumatic insults but also after medical stressors, among them ocular insults. In this chapter the key points that both match and differ between medical stressors and traumatic stressors are described. Then, a description of PTSD after retinal detachment can be found, including prevalence, general risk factors, ocular risk factor, and other mental insults that can be caused by retinal detachment.

Keywords

Posttraumatic stress disorder Retinal detachment Ocular insult Medical stressors Eye insult 

Abbreviations

ADL

Activity of daily living

CAPS

Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale

DSM

Diagnostic and statistical manual

Etc.

Et cetera

GAD

Generalized anxiety disorder

HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus

MI

Myocardial infarction

MINI

Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview

NEI-VFQ-25

National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire

PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder

QoL

Quality of life

RRD

Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment

VAS

Visual analogue scales

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry ASheba Medical CenterTel HashomerIsrael
  2. 2.Goldschleger Eye InstituteSheba Medical CenterTel HashomerIsrael

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