PTSD Checklist for DSM-5

The PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5) is a 20-item instrument that can be used to make a provisional diagnosis of PTSD based on DSM-5 criteria.

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First used: 14 October 2021

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PTSD is generally grouped alongside anxiety disorders given the similar symptomology that is experienced. There is estimated to be over 300 million people living with PTSD globally. MDMA holds significant promise for treating PTSD and is in Phase III of the clinical trial process,

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