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Understanding PTSD



This section is for Veterans, General Public, Family, & Friends

This section is for Veterans, General Public, Family, and Friends

Understanding PTSD

Have you, or someone you know:

  • Been through combat or lived through a disaster?
  • Experienced any other kind of traumatic event?
  • Been diagnosed with PTSD?

If so, you might wonder:

  • What is PTSD?
  • Does treatment work?
  • What are the best treatments for PTSD?

The booklet can help you with these questions. Download the 14 page, full color booklet:Understanding PTSD and PTSD Treatment (PDF)

Would you like additional information? Find out more on PTSD Basics and Treatment.

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Also see: VA Mental Health