Post-Traumatic stress disorder as a disorder of arousal

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may represent one of the most under-rated and underdiagnosed of the major psychiatric clinical syndromes. While its phenomenology is clearly a manifestation of an exquisite interaction of biological and social factors, the biology of PTSD has attracted considerable attention within recent years. This paper integrates extant neurological formulations with recent theoretical speculations to offer a theoretical reformulation of the biological bases of PTSD. PTSD is herein reformulated and viewed within the context of the “disorders of arousal” pathophenomenological genre.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-145
Number of pages11
JournalPsychology & Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • Disorders of arousal
  • post-traumatic stress disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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