D26 – 1.7 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD; F43.10) Specifiers

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD; F43.10) Specifiers

1. Specify whether dissociative symptoms are present as manifested by either of the following :

    1. With Depersonalization: Persistent or recurrent experiences of feeling detached from one’s mental processes or body (e.g., feeling as though one were in a dream).
    2. With Derealization: Persistent or recurrent experiences of unreality of surroundings (e.g., the world around the individual is experienced as unreal, dreamlike, distant, or distorted).

*Note: The dissociative symptoms must not be attributable to the physiological effects of a substance (e.g., blackouts, behavior during alcohol intoxication) or another medical condition (e.g., complex partial seizures).

2. Specify if:

  1. With Delayed Expression: If the full diagnostic criteria are not met until at least 6 months after the event (although the onset and expression of some symptoms may be immediate).
(American Psychiatric Association, 2022)