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"The result of this change will be that many moderately symptomatic people with PTSD will be denied treatment, through lack of recommendation or problems with reimbursement. The new criteria are inferior to the old ones. It has taken decades for us to recognize PTSD as a true psychiatric disorder diagnosable and treatable. I see these people every week in my practice. It is a shame to artificially restrict recognition and treatment of their disorder," said Spiegel.

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