This article was first published on October 21, 2022. It was last reviewed and updated on October 21, 2022.
The DSM-5-TR chapter on Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders includes mental disorders in which exposure to a traumatic or stressful event is explicitly listed as part of the diagnostic criteria (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).
This category includes the following 6 mental disorders:
– Reactive attachment disorder
– Disinhibited social engagement disorder
– Acute stress disorder
– Adjustment disorders
– Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
For multiple articles on this website about PTSD, please see Related Pages below.
– Prolonged grief disorder
DSM-5 diagnostic categories
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Association, 2013.
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