According to the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not an expected response to trauma, but rather a rare one, and most people who experience trauma do not develop PTSD. This fifth edition of DSM lists numerous predisposing factors commonly found in those with PTSD. They include: 1) childhood abuse and neglect; 2) lower level of intelligence; and 3) lack of resiliency in one’s personality. These suggestions are very controversial. They imply that members of the US military went into combat with some deficiencies and personal baggage that made them vulnerable to developing PTSD.
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