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PTSD, Allostatic Load and Medical Illness


PTSD, Allostatic Load and Medical Illness

For mental health care providers

Run time: 93 min, in 6 parts

Production Date: 2001

PTSD, Allostatic Load and Mental IllnessThe purpose of this broadcast is to further develop practitioners' clinical knowledge and skills concerning psychobiological models of chronic stress and PTSD that are risk factors for medical illness. Such knowledge should translate into improved health care services for patients.


After the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Implement theories and knowledge-based discussed in coursework into their clinical practice.
  2. Act as a conduit between findings from current research and the applications to clinical care for their patients.
  3. Explain how to provide and tailor pharmacological and/or psychobiologically-based treatments to individual patient's needs.
  4. Identify the most appropriate interventions for patients.
  5. Understand how chronic stress and PTSD impact/exacerbate medical illness.

Title of Section Run Time Windows Media Transcript - pdf
Introduction (16:47) Video (236 kB) Part 1
Effects of PTSD (18:57) Video (236 kB) Part 2
Questions; Allostatic Load (22:17) Video (236 kB) Part 3
Assessing Allostatic Load (09:22) Video (236 kB) Part 4
Allostatic Support - Resilience (16:28) Video (236 kB) Part 5
Questions and Answers (9:01) Video (236 kB) Part 6

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Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, Executive Director, National Center for PTSD

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