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Epidemiology of PTSD



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This section is for Researchers, Providers, and Helpers

Continuing Education

This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

Epidemiology of PTSD

  • Date Created: 09/15/2010
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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Epidemiology of PTSD Author(s):

Paula P. Schnurr, PhD

Jaimie L. Gradus, DSc


This course aims to provide the viewer with a beginning overview of the science of epidemiology and related key concepts. After building this framework, factors related to the epidemiology of PTSD are discussed in relation to how they influence prevalence estimates. An in-depth discussion of prevalence estimates of PTSD in different samples, particularly Veterans, is then provided.

Goals and Objectives

  • Understand key epidemiologic concepts
  • Describe factors that influence prevalence estimates in a given sample
  • Evaluate prevalence estimates for PTSD in civilian and Veteran populations
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