Request for reprints should be sent to Lee N. Robins, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63130.
Steps Toward Evaluating Post-Traumatic Stress Reaction as a Psychiatric Disorder1
Version of Record online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 20, Issue 20, pages 1674–1677, November 1990
How to Cite
Lee Robins, N. (1990), Steps Toward Evaluating Post-Traumatic Stress Reaction as a Psychiatric Disorder. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 20: 1674–1677. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1990.tb01502.x
Support for this work comes in part from USPHS awards MH00334, MH14677, MH17104. MH31302 and DA-04001.
- Issue online: 31 JUL 2006
- Version of Record online: 31 JUL 2006
This brief paper summarizes comments made in discussing papers given in the November 1988 NIHM workshop “Traumatic Stress: Defining Terms and Instruments”. It raises questions about current criteria for posttraumatic stress in terms of the traumatic events considered appropriate, the coherence of the syndrome described, and the scarcity of data on its course, its familiarity, and its relationship to other syndromes.
It is suggested that long-term studies of general population cases will be needed to answer these questions.