For Experts

  • Currently not a diagnosis in the DSM or ICD.
  • May be considered inaccurate or stigmatizing.
  • Often mistakenly used interchangeably with several other terms; therefore, wherever possible, using another more specific term will be more accurate and more helpful. 
  • See also posttraumatic stress injury, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, posttraumatic stress.

For General Public

  • Currently not a diagnosis in the DSM or ICD.
  • May be considered inaccurate or stigmatizing.
  • Often mistakenly used interchangeably with several other terms; therefore, wherever possible, using another more specific term will be more accurate and more helpful.
  • See also posttraumatic stress injury, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, posttraumatic stress.

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