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Ziv E Cohen, Paul S Appelbaum
By the end of 2014, 1.5 million veterans of the Second Iraq and Afghan wars were to have returned home, up to 35 percent with PTSD. The potential use of PTSD as the basis for legal claims in criminal defense is therefore a pressing problem. Using a Web-based survey, we examined the experiences and attitudes of members of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) regarding PTSD in the criminal forensic setting. Of 238 respondents, 50 percent had been involved in a criminal case involving PTSD, 41 percent in the previous year...
March 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Paul A J M de Bont, David P G van den Berg, Berber M van der Vleugel, Carlijn de Roos, Ad de Jongh, Mark van der Gaag, Agnes van Minnen
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is highly prevalent in patients with a psychotic disorder. Because a PTSD diagnosis is often missed in patients with psychosis in routine care, a valid screening instrument could be helpful. AIMS: To determine the validity of the Trauma Screening Questionnaire (TSQ) as a screening tool for PTSD among individuals with psychotic disorders. METHOD: Among 2608 patients with a psychotic disorder, the rate of trauma exposure was determined and the TSQ was administered to screen for PTSD...
May 2015: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
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