Year: 2003 Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, v.72, no.4, (July-August 2003), p.195-202 SIEC No: 20040297

The ‘posttraumatic embitterment disorder’ (PTED) is introduced as a new concept for a subgroup of adjustment disorders. A case vignette & diagnostic criteria of PTED are presented. Additional symptoms, including suicidal ideation, are described, & the duration & effects of the disorder are discussed. (74 refs)