Although only a few people exposed to a traumatic event (TE) develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), symptoms that do not meet full PTSD criteria are common and often clinically significant. Individuals with these symptoms sometimes have been characterized as having subthreshold PTSD, but no consensus exists on the optimal definition of this term. Data from a large cross-national epidemiologic survey are used in this study to provide a principled basis for such a definition.

Mclaughlin, K., Koenen, K., Friedman, M., Ruscio, A., Karam, E., Shahly, V., Stein, D., Hill, E., Petukhova, M., Alonso, J., Andrade, L., Angermeyer, M., Borges, G., De Girolamo, G., De Graaf, R., Demyttenaere, K., Florescu, S., Mladenova, M., Posada Villa, J., Scott, K., Takeshima, T., Kessler, R., Subthreshold posttraumatic stress disorder in the world health organization world mental health surveys, <<BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY>>, 2015; 77 (4): 375-384. [doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2014.03.028] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/66628]

Subthreshold posttraumatic stress disorder in the world health organization world mental health surveys

De Girolamo, Giovanni;
2015

Abstract

Although only a few people exposed to a traumatic event (TE) develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), symptoms that do not meet full PTSD criteria are common and often clinically significant. Individuals with these symptoms sometimes have been characterized as having subthreshold PTSD, but no consensus exists on the optimal definition of this term. Data from a large cross-national epidemiologic survey are used in this study to provide a principled basis for such a definition.
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Mclaughlin, K., Koenen, K., Friedman, M., Ruscio, A., Karam, E., Shahly, V., Stein, D., Hill, E., Petukhova, M., Alonso, J., Andrade, L., Angermeyer, M., Borges, G., De Girolamo, G., De Graaf, R., Demyttenaere, K., Florescu, S., Mladenova, M., Posada Villa, J., Scott, K., Takeshima, T., Kessler, R., Subthreshold posttraumatic stress disorder in the world health organization world mental health surveys, <<BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY>>, 2015; 77 (4): 375-384. [doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2014.03.028] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/66628]
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