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PTSD Treatment Decision Aid

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There are several effective PTSD treatments. This means that if you have PTSD, you have options. The PTSD Treatment Decision Aid helps you learn about these options and think about which treatment might be best for you. It also gives you tips on how to work with your provider to decide on a treatment.

Using the PTSD Treatment Decision Aid, you can:

  • Learn about effective PTSD treatments
  • Watch videos of providers explaining how treatments work
  • Build a chart to compare the treatments you like the most
  • Print a personalized summary

How to Use the PTSD Treatment Decision Aid

If you have--or think you have--PTSD, the PTSD Treatment Decision Aid is one of the best ways to learn about effective treatment options. You can go through this decision aid in order, or skip around to the sections that interest you. At the end, you can print or save a personalized summary of your symptoms, goals, and preferences. Share this summary with your provider at your next visit.

NOTE: This Decision Aid is not a substitute for medical care or advice from a provider. Only a licensed professional can diagnose PTSD.

Privacy and Security

The information you enter as you move through this decision aid will be available to you until you close your browser window. At that time, your information is deleted. That is why we give you the option to print or save your personal summary. None of the information you enter will be stored or shared. Some anonymous information is collected automatically, however. Please see the VA privacy policy for a list of information that is collected automatically.

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Also see: VA Mental Health

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