Transtorno de estresse pós-traumático de início tardio? Reflexões diagnósticas baseadas em um relato de caso

Translated title of the contribution: Delayed-onset post-traumatic stress disorder? diagnostic reflections on a case report

Márcia Freitas, Zanon Passos, Leonardo F. Fontenelle

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Objective: In this study, our objective was to report a patient with an apparent diagnosis of delayed-onset posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the different dilemmas faced during the diagnostic process. Method: Case report. Results: A female patient, aged 34, married, housewife, presented PTSD 25 years after the collapse of her home during a flooding. The condition emerged after press reports of similar events associated with the death of dozens of victims in a nearby town. Conclusion: Our case suggests that patients may develop conditions that bear resemblance to late-onset PTSD after re-exposure to events previously devoid of emotional impact.

Translated title of the contributionDelayed-onset post-traumatic stress disorder? diagnostic reflections on a case report
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)64-66
Number of pages3
JournalJornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Clinical aspects
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Psychopathology

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