Advances in the Nosology of PTSD in diagnostic classifications systems; DSM & ICD

Armour, C. (Keynote speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference


This keynote presentation will focus on the classification of PTSD in diagnostic manuals. Professor Armour will present on differing classification systems and their approach to psychiatric nosology. Professor Armour will then discuss her research as it relates to the symptoms and structure of PTSD explaining why understanding this is important to diagnoses. This will be followed by a presentation of research focused on the new DSM-5 dissociative PTSD subtype and the ICD-11s Complex-PTSD category. Finally, Professor Armour will discuss a new approach to understanding PTSD through the use of network analyses; an approach which moves away from the latent construct perspective of psychiatric disorders whereby each symptom equally reflects an overarching diagnosis to one in which the symptoms and their relations with each other are examined to ascertain which may be core features of PTSD and may drive the course of PTSD and be key targets for treatment efficacy.
PeriodOct 2019
Event title8th European Conference on Mental Health : ECMH
Event typeConference
Conference number8
LocationBelfast, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational