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The Evolution of PTSD: Towards a New Understanding of Trauma in ICD-11

Hyland, Philip (2017) The Evolution of PTSD: Towards a New Understanding of Trauma in ICD-11. In: Seminar Series 2017/2018, 7th December 2017, Department of Psychology, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. (Submitted)

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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is arguably the most controversial diagnosis within the fields of psychiatry and clinical psychology. PTSD was formally recognised by the psychiatric community in 1980, however descriptions of psychological responses to traumatic life events have a much longer history. Since its introduction to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1980, researchers have debated the best way in which to describe the disorder, and consequently, the most appropriate way in which to diagnose the condition. This has given rise to a problematic state of affairs in the field of psychotraumatology. Unlike any other psychiatric disorder, the two primary diagnostic manuals (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual and the International Classification of Diseases) outline two different models of what is purportedly the same psychiatric disorder. In this talk, Philip will describe the current controversy in the field of psychotraumatology, and provide a discussion his research work which has evaluated the validity of the new proposals for PTSD and Complex PTSD as outlined within the forthcoming 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Stress (Psychology) > Post-traumatic stress disorder
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Stress (Psychology)
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 11:10
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 11:10

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