Specialist Updates

Row breaks out over PTSD definition

A dispute has spilled out onto the pages of JAMA Psychiatry over changes to the definition of post-traumatic stress disorder in DSM-5.

In a special communication, 12 international PTSD experts argue that the 2013 revisions to the definition exclude nearly a third of people who would have met the previous definition.

They say there were an unusually large number changes to the PTSD definition in DSM-5