2017 Revised Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD: Recommendations for Medications - PTSD: National Center for PTSD
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This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

2017 Revised Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD: Recommendations for Medications

  • Date Created: 03/27/2019
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: ANCC, APA, ASWB, ACCME, Other Orgs
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101, Clinical Practice Guideline

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2017 Revised Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD: Recommendations for Medications Author(s):

Matthew Friedman, MD, PhD

Description

The VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD was revised in 2017, providing updated recommendations for those who treat Veterans. This PTSD 101 course reviews the recommendations related to medication, including: treatment selection, pharmacotherapy, augmentation therapy, prazosin, combination therapy, and non-pharmacologic biological treatments. The author highlights changes from the previous guideline edition to assist providers with PTSD care based on the latest evidence.

In addition to reviewing the medication recommendations and supporting research findings, the author discusses the clinical implications of the revised guidelines for providers treating Veterans.

Goals and Objectives

  • Describe the development process of the 2017 edition of the Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD.
  • Review the guideline's medication recommendations for PTSD.
  • Discuss the clinical implications and practice changes of these recommendations.

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