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(p. 25) Diagnostic Criteria and Assessment 

(p. 25) Diagnostic Criteria and Assessment
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(p. 25) Diagnostic Criteria and Assessment
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Victor G. Carrión

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190201326.003.0002
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date: 21 October 2020

In this Chapter Dr. Carrion highlights important clinical considerations when conducting an assessment for PTSD symptoms. Suggestions on how to recognize PTSD symptoms are presented. The clinical presentation can differ depending on the age of the youth. Important developmental aspects are addressed. Cognitive, behavioral, physiological and emotional processing theories on how trauma may lead to PTSD are introduced. Finally, diagnostic criteria for PTSD are presented.

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