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Mending broken warriors

PTSD: Combat’s dark legacy — Part 3 of 3

November 12, 2013
By GEORGE J. BRYJAK - Special to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise

In the American Psychiatric Association's 2013 "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual" (DSM-5), post-traumatic stress disorder was changed from an anxiety disorder and moved to a chapter on "Trauma-and-Stress-Related Disorders." According to the APA, "The trigger to PTSD is exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury or sexual violation." This exposure can occur on the battlefield, as a result of a life-threatening natural disaster, a criminal attack or other traumatic events.



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