prolonged duress stress disorder

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An anxiety disorder resulting from prolonged exposure to stress, such as severe work-related stress or continual bullying, with symptoms similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but without any specific trauma involving actual or threatened death or serious injury, as required for a diagnosis of PTSD. It was suggested by the British psychologists Michael J(ames) Scott (born 1948) and Stephen G. Stradling (born 1947) in a book entitled Counselling for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (1992, p. 36) and in an article in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology published in 1994. It is not listed in DSM-IV or ICD–10. PDSD abbrev.

Subjects: Psychology.

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