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A "probable" diagnosis might still be possible if the delay between the event and the onset was longer than 6 months, provided that the clinical manifestations are typical and no alternative identification of the disorder (e.g., as an anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder or depressive episode) is plausible. Other diagnostic criterion for PTSD, include 1) intrusive memories or vivid flashbacks of the experience, 2) avoidance behaviors, 3) hyperarousal symptoms, and 4) persistence of these symptoms for at least one month.

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Publisher: RAND Corporation (August 15, 2014)

ISBN: 0833086286

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