How to Diagnose PTSD?

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How to diagnose PTSD?

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Doctors may diagnose PTSD through the following ways:
  • Perform a physical exam: Check medical problems that cause your symptoms.
  • Do a psychological evaluation: Discuss your signs or symptoms and the events that cause them.
  • Use the criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5): DSM-5 is published by the American Psychiatric Association, and is the standard classification of mental disorders.
If you have been diagnosed as PTSD, try to seek help from medical experts as soon as possible. Keyword: ptsd diagnosis
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