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PTSD often co-occurs with other mental health problems, such as depression, substance abuse, and TBI. Below learn more about treating these co-occurring conditions. VA Providers can also see the provider section of VA Mental Health website.
The Relationship Between PTSD and Suicide
This fact sheet explores the relation between PTSD and suicide. It offers providers information about risk factors and reasons for suicide as well as dealing with suicide.
Substance Use Disorders (SUD) This PTSD 101 online course reviews the VA/DoD 2012 clinical practice guideline recommendations for managing substance use disorders and PTSD through psychotherapy and pharmacology.
PTSD and Substance Use Disorders in Veterans Reviews the prevalence of co-occurring PTSD and substance use disorders (SUD) among Veterans. Includes an overview of treatment models and offers recommendations for best clinical practice.
Marijuana Use and PTSD among Veterans There is no evidence at this time that marijuana is an effective treatment for PTSD. This fact sheet reviews the prevalence of marijuana use and associated problems, and offers clinical recommendations for treatment of marijuana addiction in people with PTSD.
This PTSD 101 course describes the rationale and evidence for integrating smoking cessation into PTSD treatment. Overview of psychological and pharmacological interventions.
Traumatic Brain Injury
This PTSD 101 course outlines the neuropsychiatry of TBI. Reviews the types of TBI, common functioning deficits, the relationship between PTSD and TBI, assessment, and treatment.
Anger, Aggression and PTSD
This PTSD 101 online course provides an overview of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for anger and PTSD, including a review of the prevalence of anger and aggression in patients with PTSD.
PTSD and Chronic Pain
This PTSD 101 online course describes in detail the interaction between PTSD symptoms and chronic pain, with a special focus on Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. Reviews the VA/DoD 2010 guideline recommendations for treating pain and PTSD and discusses useful treatment approaches.
Sleep Problems, Insomnia, and PTSD
This PTSD 101 online course reviews the VA/DoD 2010 clinical practice guideline recommendations for treating sleep problems, insomnia, and PTSD. Describes general treatment approach as well as evidence-based pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy interventions.