2a. Commentaries

  1. Dan J. Stein MD, PhD4,5,
  2. Matthew J. Friedman MD6,7 and
  3. Carlos Blanco MD, PhD8
  1. Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed9,
  2. Sandro Galea1,
  3. Helen Herrman2 and
  4. Marianne Kastrup3

Published Online: 15 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119998471.ch2a

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

How to Cite

El-Sayed, A. M., Galea, S., Herrman, H. and Kastrup, M. (2011) Commentaries, in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (eds D. J. Stein, M. J. Friedman and C. Blanco), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119998471.ch2a

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

  2. 5

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

  3. 6

    Department of Psychiatry and of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Dartmouth Medical School, USA

  4. 7

    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Hanover, NH, USA

  5. 8

    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

  2. 2

    Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Videnscenter for Transkulturel Psykiatri, Psykiatrisk Center København, Strandboulevarden, Denmark

  4. 9

    WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 JUL 2011

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470688977

Online ISBN: 9781119998471



  • epidemiological research into PTSD - challenges and future horizons;
  • Blanco's review of studies - epidemiology of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
  • Blanco, and definitions for Criterion A - gateway criterion, in DSM;
  • conceptual inclusivity and exclusivity - of approach, defining traumatic stressor;
  • three directions, challenges - PTSD epidemiology, psychopathological sequelae of traumatic exposures;
  • epidemiological research into PTSD - benefiting from toolkit, agent-based models;
  • mental ill-health following trauma - possibilities for prevention;
  • effective participatory community-based programmes - and early child development;
  • PTSD epidemiology, gender - gender-specific problems, PTSD in women and men, life situations faced;
  • role of gender with respect to PTSD - and individual vulnerability


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Challenges and Future Horizons in Epidemiological Research into PTSD

  • Preventing Mental Ill-Health Following Trauma

  • PTSD Epidemiology with Particular Reference to Gender