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The stressor criterion in PTSD: notes on the genealogy of a problematic construct.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of psychotherapy
Publication Date
Volume
60
Issue
3
Pages
261–270
Identifiers
PMID: 17066757
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

After a brief historical overview of the genealogy of the stressor criterion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), a clinical example is drawn upon to indicate that there is evidence suggesting that low-magnitude stressors are also capable of producing PTSD symptoms. The diathesis-stress model and the kindling model are discussed as providing possible explanations for this.

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