2017 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of PTSD - PTSD: National Center for PTSD
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2017 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of PTSD

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2017 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of PTSD

The VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) was updated in 2017 to provide recommendations based upon the best information available at the time of publication. Recommendations in the CPG are designed to assist clinical decision making; they do not establish a standard of care or present an exclusive course of case management. A panel of multidisciplinary experts performed a systematic review of clinical and epidemiological evidence for the management of PTSD. This guideline provides an explanation of the logical relationships among various care options and health outcomes while rating both the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations.

The major recommendations in the CPG cover:

  • general clinical management
  • diagnosis and assessment of PTSD
  • prevention of PTSD
  • treatment of PTSD
  • treatment of PTSD with co-occurring conditions

Download the full CPG, clinician summary, and pocket guide from VA's website.


Additional CPG Resources

The CPG materials below were produced by the National Center for PTSD to support providers.

Powerpoint slide deck

  • Download (PPTX) a presentation slide deck of key recommendations from the CPG

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