The development of
emotional or behavioral symptoms in response to an identifiable
stressor(s) occurring within 3 months of the onset of the stressor(s).
These symptoms or behaviors are clinically significant
as evidenced by either of the following:
The stress-related disturbance does not meet the
criteria for another specific Axis I disorder and is not merely
an exacerbation of a preexisting Axis I or Axis II disorder.
The symptoms do not represent Bereavement.
Once the stressor (or its consequences) has terminated,
the symptoms do not persist for more than an additional 6 months.
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