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Treating Trauma and PTSD

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Treating Trauma and PTSD

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Specific Populations
    Articles on understanding the experiences and needs of specific populations to help improve care.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Also see: VA Mental Health