Research on PTSD
Below find tools and resources to help facilitate research on trauma and PTSD. There are also materials to keep you up-to-date on the latest scientific developments.
For information on current research that is ongoing at VA's National Center for PTSD visit
Research Initiatives in the About Us section. National Center for PTSD Publications and Resources
PTSD Research Quarterly
The National Center for PTSD produces the PTSD Research Quarterly (RQ). Each RQ contains a review article written by guest experts on a specific topic related to PTSD.
Clinician's Trauma Update - Online (CTU-Online)
CTU-Online is for busy clinicians who want to keep up with the latest clinically relevant trauma research. Subscribers receive summaries via email every two months.
National Center for PTSD Staff - Articles and Chapters
Search for articles and chapters written by experts from the National Center for PTSD.
The PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress) Database is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental health consequences of traumatic events.
Conducting Research with Women Veterans
Learn about unique issues and suggestions for conducting research with women Veterans.
PTSD Research Highlights
Epidemiology of PTSD
This PTSD 101 online course discusses the science of epidemiology in relation to PTSD. Provides prevalence estimates of PTSD in different samples.
Epidemiology of PTSD
Explains epidemiology and important findings about PTSD including prevalence rates for different demographic or Veteran groups.
Anniversary Reactions: Research Findings
Discusses how the anniversary of a traumatic event can increase distress and PTSD symptoms, including research findings and suggestions for help.
Findings from the National Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Study
Describes major findings about rates, risk factors, and protective factors for PTSD among Vietnam Veterans. Includes discussion of other related psychological and readjustment problems.
Web Links: Research Related
Links to resources and other organizations that focus on trauma and PTSD research.
Web Links: Trauma Organizations
Links to other agencies and associations that deal with trauma, PTSD, and related topics. Includes other trauma centers and organizations that deal with disaster and terrorism.
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