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Theme 3

Global prevalence of stress and trauma related disorders 

Theme leader: Carolina Salgado
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Approximately 70% of the world’s population have been exposed to a traumatic life event, and the resulting mental health problems represent a major challenge to public mental health services, globally. In 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) released the 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), the primary diagnostic manual used by health professionals worldwide. All United Nations member states are committed to using the ICD-11, and relevant to psychotraumatologists, ICD-11 provides novel descriptions of stress-related psychopathology compared to the ICD-10 and the DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). ...  Read more here.



1. G-Stress: A global assessment of the ICD-11 stress-related disorders. Read more here.

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