Narrated by Dr. Heidi Kraft, clinical psychologist and Navy combat Veteran, this course explains the difference between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and posttraumatic stress (PTS). The new DSM-V criteria is described in detail, including a discussion of the expanded definition of Criterion A, the traumatic event. It details the categories of PTSD symptoms and specifics regarding how they might present clinically in the Veteran population. In addition, Dr. Kraft reviews several traumatic events specific to the Veteran experience, which might present in a clinical encounter. Video clips from Make the Connection feature Veterans discussing their personal experiences with PTSD during this course.
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