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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Evaluation

The evaluation of PTSD starts with a history and physical examination. The physical examination is usually normal in someone with PTSD. A psychological evaluation is required to make the diagnosis.

Tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of PTSD.

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Last Updated: Nov 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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