Differential diagnosis and co-existing conditions
Depression - F32# (if showing preoccupation with and rumination about a past traumatic event that emerged during a depressive episode).
Phobic disorders - F40 (if patient avoids particular objects, situations or activities after a traumatic event, but has no non-phobic distress).
Adjustment disorder - F43.2 (if the patient only partly fulfils criteria or the problem followed an event that was not especially traumatic).
Generalized anxiety - F41.1 (if there are no intrusions and/or avoidance).
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