Approximately half of all men and women will be exposed to a traumatic event, such as: assault, terrorism, military combat, car accident, domestic violence, or natural disaster. Of those exposed, eight percent of Americans and 20-30 percent of people elsewhere will develop trauma-related symptoms that impair day-to-day functioning. Who is at risk, and what is the likelihood of recovery? How does PTSD differ from other acute stress disorders?
Get answers from the expert, plus:
- Targeted case studies
- Assessment and treatment guidelines for children and adolescents as well as adults
- Information on over 38 assessment tools
- 8 cognitive behavioral therapies and eye movement desensitization
- Comparative table of PTSD medication dosages, indications, and contraindications
- Effectiveness of medications vs. psychotherapy
- Identify who is at risk for developing PTSD? What is the likelihood of recovery? What is the difference between PTSD and the new diagnosis Acute Stress Disorder?
- Identify the latest information regarding "recovered memories"?
Differentiate PTSD from other disorders with similar symptoms? What biological factors relate to PTSD?
- Identify three symptom sets of PTSD DSM-IV diagnostic criteria.
- Discuss effectiveness of medications vs. psychological therapies.
Table of Contents
- Chapter One: Overview of PTSD
- Chapter Two: Diagnosing and Assessing PTSD
- Chapter Three: Global Treatment Issues for PTSD
- Chapter Four: Psychological Treatments for PTSD
- Chapter Five: Pharmacological Treatments for PTSD
- Chapter Six: Strategies for Acute Stress Reactions and Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
- Appendix A: PTSD Assessment Tools for Adults
- Appendix B: PTSD Assessment Tools for Children
- Appendix C: ASD Assessment Tools
About the Author
Dr. Friedman is currently Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD and Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology and Toxicology at Dartmouth Medical School . He has also served as President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Over the course of 30 years, he has authored over 160 scientific articles, book chapters, and reports to Congress. Additionally, he has written or edited 15 books on PTSD, including Effective Treatments for PTSD.
This CE Course is designated as intermediate to advanced.