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Specific Populations

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Specific Populations

While there are fundamental principles of good trauma treatment that apply to all patients, an understanding of the experiences and needs of specific populations can improve care.

Children

Older Adults

Women

Families

Military

  • Types of Trauma
    This page offers various pages discussing war and military trauma.

Non-Combatants

  • Mental Health Aspects of Prolonged Combat Stress in Civilians
    Describes how civilians respond to prolonged stress with the intent of helping clinicians predict how U.S. civilians may be affected by the war in Afghanistan.
  • PTSD in Refugees
    Discusses the traumatic events that refugees face, the difficulties of measuring PTSD in refugees, and the distinct challenges associated with assessing and treating refugees.
  • Rape of Civilian Women in a War Zone
    Discusses civilian rape in war zones or refugee camps with a focus on cultural attitudes and stigma in different countries.

People with Severe Mental Illness

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PTSD Information Voice Mail:
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ncptsd@va.gov
Also see: VA Mental Health