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Physical Health Effects of Traumatic Exposure

 

Continuing Education

This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

Physical Health Effects of Traumatic Exposure

  • Date Created: 11/ 1/2008
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: ANCC, APA, ASWB, CA BBS, CA BRN
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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Physical Health Effects of Traumatic Exposure Author(s):

Paula P. Schnurr, PhD

Description

The course, "Physical Health Effects of Traumatic Exposure," provides a review of the physical health effects of traumatic exposure. Research findings from both civilian and military populations are featured. The author illustrates how a person's reaction - PTSD especially - mediates the effect of exposure and that there are plausible mechanisms through which PTSD could promote health.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Report the effects of trauma on physical health
  2. Relate the latest research findings related to the effects of traumatic exposure on the health of civilians and military Veterans
  3. Predict plausible mechanisms through which PTSD could promote poor health

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