The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5) the diagnostic bible of the psychological world, did not add CPTSD as a separate diagnosis. Now many mental professionals wish to list it under a spectrum of mental health disorders caused by trauma in both childhood and adulthood.
However, for the sake of those who are not we shall examine a description of complex post-traumatic stress disorder and some older research outcomes.
CPTSD is a psychological disorder formed in response to prolonged exposure to interpersonal trauma.
By putting CPTSD into a spectrum, it will finally receive recognition in the next Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. A meta-analysis of structural brain abnormalities in PTSD.
Neuroimaging has become a powerful tool in recognizing and treating complex post-traumatic stress disorder.
We encourage authors to submit original research manuscripts, but we will consider reviews or perspective pieces that offer novel perspective or conceptual development.
Authors should highlight how their submission relates to the aforementioned goals of this special edition and the theme of preclinical models of PTSD.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects up to 7-8% of individuals in the United States causing moderate to severe impairment in over two thirds of patients.
Yet, much remains unknown about pathophysiology and why some individuals recover from trauma while other develop pathological responses. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects up to 7-8% of individuals in the United States causing moderate to severe impairment in over two thirds of patients.
These two life-altering disorders affect fifty to seventy percent of the citizens of the United States and cost America over forty billion dollars per year. MRI-based measurement of hippocampal volume in patients with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder.
The suffering and impact on families and communities are profound, leaving many adults unable to cope with their lives and losing the ability to work well (Brenner, (2018)2.