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Trauma, PTSD and Treatment

Trauma, PTSD and Treatment

The Trauma, PTSD and Treatment section provides information for providers on PTSD Essentials, Treatment Essentials, Types of Trauma, Specific Populations, Co-occurring Conditions, and Trauma Informed Care.

For more provider topics, please use the left navigation to access information on: Assessment, Continuing Education, the Consultation Program and Patient Education.

  • PTSD Essentials
    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like combat, assault, or disaster. Articles provide the foundation for an understanding of the disorder.
  • Treatment Essentials
    Articles discuss trauma-focused psychotherapy treatment for PTSD, as well as medication and emerging and alternative treatments.
  • Types of Trauma
    People experience stress responses following many types of traumatic events. This section provides information on various trauma types, including war, disaster, terrorism, motor vehicle accidents, and violence, such as sexual abuse.
  • Specific Populations
    Articles on understanding the experiences and needs of specific populations to help improve care.
  • Co-occurring Conditions
    More often than not, PTSD co-occurs with other issues such as depression, substance abuse, anger and grief. This section provides information to help with treating these more complex presentations of PTSD.
  • Trauma Informed Care
    Providers, other than mental health professionals, interact with people who have a history of trauma and PTSD. The resources, which include toolkits, focus on trauma and PTSD in fields including criminal justice, education, and the clergy.

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Search the world's literature on trauma and PTSD.

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Also see: VA Mental Health