Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in emotionally distressed individuals referred for a depression prevention intervention: relationship to problem-solving skills

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 04/26/2012

Individuals presenting with subsyndromal depressive symptoms may also have a history of traumatic exposure, subthreshold and syndromal post–traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Thus, screening these individuals for PTSD symptoms is important and may inform clinical management decisions because problem–solving skills are lower in those with more severe PTSD symptoms.

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