For Experts

  • Currently not a diagnosis in the DSM or ICD.
  • Trauma caused by exposure to psychologically traumatic event (Briere & Scott, 2015; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2019).
  • The manifestations of the traumatic injury may be consistent with one or more mental disorders, but may also be consistent with mental health conditions for which there are no diagnostic categories in the DSM or ICD.
  • Psychological trauma is a unique, individual experience. 

For General Public

  • Currently not a diagnosis in the DSM or ICD.
  • Any mental disorder or other mental health condition resulting from exposure to a psychologically traumatic event.
  • Psychological trauma is a unique, individual experience that may not present the same way for every person.
  • See also mental disorder, mental health injury, posttraumatic stress injury, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder.

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