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Understanding Pathways from Traumatic Exposure to Physical Health

 
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Continuing Education

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

Understanding Pathways from Traumatic Exposure to Physical Health

  • Time to Complete: 45 minutes
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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Understanding Pathways from Traumatic Exposure to Physical Health

Description

Experiencing trauma can affect many aspects of a person's well-being and functioning, including physical health. This course summarizes research findings from both civilian and military populations to illustrate physical health effects of trauma.

The author explains a multidimensional model of trauma, PTSD, and physical health that includes mechanisms through which PTSD could promote poor health. Clinical implications of the relationship between trauma and poor health are discussed.

Goals and Objectives

  • Describe the impact of trauma exposure on physical health
  • Explain a multidimensional model of truama, PTSD, and physical health
  • Predict plausible mechanisms through which PTSD could promote poor health
  • Discuss plausible mechanisms through which PTSD could promote poor health
  • Review clinical implications of the relationship between trauma and poor physical health

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