• diagnosis
  • To qualify for a diagnosis of PTSD, the patient must have "experienced, witnessed or was confronted with an event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of self or others" and the response to this traumatic event must have "involved intense fear, helplessness or horror," according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR). (healthguideinfo.com)
  • An additional 25% had a combined diagnosis of BPD and a somatoform disorder, while the remaining individuals had mental health problems unrelated to BPD or somatoform disorders. (recoveryranch.com)