Health & Medicine

April 27, 2013

Better diagnosis coming for preschoolers suffering PTSD

The American Psychiatric Association will recognize traumatic stress in preschoolers younger than age six as a unique form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder when it releases its newest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual at its annual conference in May. The DSM is the manual that is used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders.

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