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Coping with the aftermath of trauma: Authors' reply

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7507.50-b (Published 30 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:50
  1. Berthold P R Gersons (b.p.gersons@amc.uva.nl), professor of psychiatry,
  2. Miranda Olff, associate professor of psychotraumatology
  1. Department of Psychiatry, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, 1105 BC Amsterdam, Netherlands
  2. Department of Psychiatry, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, 1105 BC Amsterdam, Netherlands

    EDITOR—Summerfield (and Hopkins et al, in their electronic response1) criticise the narrow, biomedical approach of the guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Summerfield especially argues that the guideline is fundamentally flawed because the problems of a person, even many years after traumatic experiences, are framed within the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Psychological treatment for post-traumatic …

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