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[Recommendations for independent medical examinations of PTSD claimants].
Versicherungsmedizin. 2009 Sep 01; 61(3):111-7.V

Abstract

In Germany, like in many Western countries, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is being diagnosed on an increased scale; it has become a major cost-producing factor of the healthcare and insurance industry. However, diagnosing PTSD may be problematic when it is primarily based on a symptom report. Although the forensic expert is expected to check the veracity of the symptoms reported, history taking, psychopathological assessment and diagnostic accuracy vary greatly among professionals. Thus, the diagnosis of PTSD often cannot be confirmed by later thorough inspection. Based on more than a decade of civil-forensic work in the area, the authors formulate recommendations for independent medical examinations in cases of claimed PTSD.

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Medizinisches Gutachteninstitut, Hamburg.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

ger

PubMed ID

19860168

Citation

Fabra, M, et al. "[Recommendations for Independent Medical Examinations of PTSD Claimants]." Versicherungsmedizin, vol. 61, no. 3, 2009, pp. 111-7.
Fabra M, Stevens A, Merten T. [Recommendations for independent medical examinations of PTSD claimants]. Versicherungsmedizin. 2009;61(3):111-7.
Fabra, M., Stevens, A., & Merten, T. (2009). [Recommendations for independent medical examinations of PTSD claimants]. Versicherungsmedizin, 61(3), 111-7.
Fabra M, Stevens A, Merten T. [Recommendations for Independent Medical Examinations of PTSD Claimants]. Versicherungsmedizin. 2009 Sep 1;61(3):111-7. PubMed PMID: 19860168.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Recommendations for independent medical examinations of PTSD claimants]. AU - Fabra,M, AU - Stevens,A, AU - Merten,Th, PY - 2009/10/29/entrez PY - 2009/10/29/pubmed PY - 2009/12/16/medline SP - 111 EP - 7 JF - Versicherungsmedizin JO - Versicherungsmedizin VL - 61 IS - 3 N2 - In Germany, like in many Western countries, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is being diagnosed on an increased scale; it has become a major cost-producing factor of the healthcare and insurance industry. However, diagnosing PTSD may be problematic when it is primarily based on a symptom report. Although the forensic expert is expected to check the veracity of the symptoms reported, history taking, psychopathological assessment and diagnostic accuracy vary greatly among professionals. Thus, the diagnosis of PTSD often cannot be confirmed by later thorough inspection. Based on more than a decade of civil-forensic work in the area, the authors formulate recommendations for independent medical examinations in cases of claimed PTSD. SN - 0933-4548 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19860168/[Recommendations_for_independent_medical_examinations_of_PTSD_claimants]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/posttraumaticstressdisorder.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -