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n South African Journal of Psychiatry - Post-traumatic stress disorder : The South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) Treatment Guidelines for Psychiatric Disorders

Volume 19, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1608-9685
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6786
  • Author S. Seedat
  • Source : South African Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 19, Issue 3, Jan 2013, p. 187 - 191
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
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Abstract

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is among the most prevalent anxiety disorders, both in terms of lifetime and 12-month prevalence rates documented in epidemiological studies worldwide. The National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R) study conducted in the USA, for example, found the lifetime prevalence of PTSD to be 6.8% while the 12-month prevalence was 3.5%. The South African Stress and Health Study (SASH) documented lower lifetime (2.3%) and 12-month (0.6%) rates, although PTSD was among the anxiety disorders with the highest proportion of severe cases (36% of all individuals diagnosed with PTSD were severely ill). High rates of PTSD (19.9%) have also been documented among South African patients attending primary healthcare clinics.

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