Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Symptoms and Treatment in Veterans
Objectives: Define posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Summarize the epidemiology and etiology of PTSD. Identify risk factors for developing PTSD. Identify the symptoms and diagnostic criteria. Discuss the impact that caring for a person with PTSD has on family and caregivers. Discuss appropriate assessment and diagnosis of patients with suspected PTSD. Describe current interventions and outcome goals for patients.
Description: Increase your understanding of PTSD and your ability to intervene appropriately in assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the disorder, especially with patients who are military veterans.