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Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Adults With Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review Update

About the Course:

This systematic review uses current methods to update a report published in 2013 that evaluated psychological and pharmacological treatments of adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This review focuses on expanding the range of treatments examined, addressing earlier uncertainties, identifying ways to improve care for PTSD patients, and reducing variation in existing treatment guidelines.

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Course Material Authors

Valerie Forman-Hoffman, Ph.D., M.P.H.

RTI International–University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center Research Triangle Park, NC

Jennifer Cook Middleton, Ph.D.

RTI International–University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center Research Triangle Park, NC

Cynthia Feltner, M.D., M.P.H.

RTI International–University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center Research Triangle Park, NC

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers treating PTSD and researchers. This course is appropriate for advanced levels of clinicians.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify three treatment options for PTSD including psychological therapy and pharmacotherapies.

  2. Evaluate the more effective treatments with moderate or high strength of evidence.

  3. Extrapolate the data based on the age of onset, type of trauma and gender of patient.

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Course Number 102421
5.5 credit hours
  • Online Article
Exam Fee: $38.34No exam fee with a Plus or Unlimited membership package!
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45 members have taken this course