There is a new sibling diagnosis for post-traumatic stress disorder, called complex post-traumatic stress disorder. Guidelines for clinical assessment and treatment have been issued by an international team with the involvement of the University ofZurich.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a common response to trauma. People affected by this mental disorder are often overwhelmed by intrusive memories. International experts have known for a long time that some trauma victims exhibit a broader pattern of psychological changes, most commonly after exposure to war, sexual abuse, domestic violence or torture.

The criteria have been expanded.

The diagnostic requirements for post-traumatic stress disorder have been called for to be adjusted. A new version of the WHO's International Classification of Diseases was released earlier this year. There is a new diagnosis for complex post-traumatic stress disorder. There were new symptoms added to the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The main features of self-organization disturbances are excessive emotional responses, feelings of worthlessness, and difficulties in sustaining relationships.

A study detailing how to diagnose complex post traumatic stress disorder based on a patient's symptoms has been published. The difficulties that may occur, the distinct features of the disease in children and adolescents, and the diagnostic differences that need to be made to closely related mental health disorders are all described in the study.

It is a precise description of the diagnosis.

The CPTSD diagnosis can be made in routine situations in emergency medical facilities and in regions with underdeveloped health care systems according to the first author. The latest findings on correlation are covered in the study. Guidelines for treating CPTSD were developed by the researchers after analyzing the evidence base.

Not all countries use the WHO's disease classification. According to Maercker, some people have adopted the DSM-5 classification published by the American Psychiatric Association, which currently doesn't list a diagnosis for complexPTSD.

A new classification has been developed around the world.

The World Health Organization's new International Classification of Diseases was updated by the University ofZURICH. There is a new diagnosis for complex post-traumatic stress disorder based on the research and clinical experience of two people. There was a need for a more detailed assessment of this mental disorder. The creation of a new diagnosis for complex post-traumatic stress disorder was the result of a systematic review of previous research.

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  1. Andreas Maercker, Marylene Cloitre, Rahel Bachem, Yolanda R. Schlumpf, Brigitte Khoury, Caitlin Hitchcock, Martin Bohus. Complex post-traumatic stress disorder. The Lancet, 2022; 400 (10345): 60 DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)00821-2