To achieve this, the magnitude and incidence rate of the condition requires robust evidence.This study is taking secondary data from the Vietnam Veterans National Readjustment Survey (NVVRS) and developing the analysis further.If ASD continues for more than 30 days, doctors can modify their original diagnoses and identify the presence of PTSD.They can also diagnose PTSD in people who never experienced the effects of acute stress disorder.Surely the term had been around long before them, but it wasn’t commonly used acronym in the military.I didn’t have nearly the frequent use that is has in today’s Army.Delayed PTSD is also known as delayed-onset PTSD or PTSD with delayed expression.Doctors can officially identify this subtype of post-traumatic stress disorder in people who meet the criteria for a PTSD diagnosis only half a year or longer following a traumatic event.
To qualify for a diagnosis, an affected individual must experience, witness or learn indirectly about a life-threatening event that endangered the self or others.Assessments were made three months, one year and two years after the traumatic injuries occurred.After reviewing their assessments, the researchers found that 44 percent of the study participants who had diagnosable cases of PTSD two years after a traumatic event did not have any PTSD symptoms three months after trauma exposure.Other factors that can worsen the impact of delayed PTSD include a lengthy hospital stay for the treatment of physical trauma and the development of intense, isolated symptoms prior to an official diagnosis.- For the last eight or nine years we have been hearing about a disorder that is seemingly new. We hear on the news that a veteran had hurt his or her family and this disorder was the cause.(In other words, these participants eventually developed delayed PTSD.) The remaining 66 percent of the affected participants had either diagnosable PTSD or isolated PTSD symptoms after the same three-month time period.After examining the potential contributing factors, the researchers concluded that people diagnosed with delayed PTSD tend to experience some form of mild traumatic brain injury during the events that trigger their post-traumatic stress.PTSD is not a diagnosis solely held by war veterans....[tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD] - In all honesty I did not hear the term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) until some time after I re-deployed from Iraq in mid August 2003.Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a potentially debilitating response to life-threatening events that occurs in a significant minority of adults and children.Established guidelines prevent doctors from diagnosing PTSD until 30 days after a traumatic event.