The History of PTSD


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How long must symptoms have been present for a person to be diagnosed with PTSD?

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1. Which of the following terms was used by Hermann Oppenheim to describe the trauma suffered by victims of railway accidents?

2. What was PTSD called during World War I?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate your understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder, its historical background and the evolution of our understanding of the disorder. Review relative vocabulary and quiz yourself on common symptoms, such as stressors, anxiety and avoidance criterion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will check your mastery of vocabulary and concepts in:

  • Symptoms of PTSD
  • Stressor criteria
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Historical interpretations of PTSD

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced in this assessment:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the symptoms of PTSD and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms related to PTSD
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the past history of PTSD

Additional Learning

To learn more about this psychological issue, study the accompanying lesson called The History of PTSD. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the symptoms and indicators of PTSD
  • Understand stressor criteria, avoidance criteria, and triggers
  • Learn about ways that PTSD sufferers react to stressors
  • Know intrusive recollection criteria
  • Relate how mood is affected by PTSD
  • Recognize the difference between a trauma and stressor-related disorder and an anxiety disorder