PTSD: National Center for PTSD
This page includes information for professionals about the effects of war or risk for trauma in military service more generally. The material included here also considers combat effects on special populations.
Essential Information and Guidelines
Iraq War Clinician Guide (IWCG)
This manual, developed with the Department of Defense, addresses the unique needs of Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Appendix J has 10 separate educational handouts.
The Returning Veteran of the Iraq War: Background Issues and Assessment Guidelines
From the Iraq War Clinician Guide. Contains clinical information on the types of stressors veterans of the Iraq War will have encountered. Discusses comprehensive assessment and symptoms to assess.
Military Trauma Basics
Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD: Focus on Veterans
Provides background information about traumatic brain injury and how it relates to PTSD. Includes implications for diagnosis and treatment.
Sexual Trauma in a Military Context
Rape of Civilian Women in a War Zone
Discusses civilian rape in war zones or refugee camps. Includes focus on cultural attitudes and stigma in different countries.
Traumatic Stress in Female Veterans
Discusses stressors faced by female Veterans and reviews research on coping and VA changes in services for women.
Peacekeepers and Traumatic Stress
Discusses risk of trauma in peacekeeping situations, prevalence of PTSD in peacekeepers, and risk and resiliency factors.
Mental Health Aspects of Prolonged Combat Stress in Civilians
Describes how civilians respond to prolonged stress. This information is meant to be helpful to clinicians to predict how U.S. civilians may be affected by the war in Afghanistan.
Web Links: Military
Links to a wide variety of military resources, such as military branches, military family programs, and Veterans service organizations (VSOs).