2010 VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Post-Traumatic Stress: How Busy Clinicians Can Best Adopt Updated Recommendations
Bernardy, Nancy C., Friedman, Matthew J., Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development
The continued wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought an increased focus on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and have made PTSD a part of a national conversation. Since the first edition of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)/Department of Defense (DOD) Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for PTSD was issued in 2004 at the beginning of these conflicts, more than 750,000 returning new Veterans have sought mental health care in the VA. It is anticipated that this number will climb dramatically as more than 1 million Veterans will leave the military in the next 5 years. This makes it all the more important that VA and DOD healthcare providers have clear guidance on best management practices for PTSD and an understanding of how they can best use the revised VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Post-Traumatic Stress issued in the fall of 2010. As coeditors, our goal with the production of this special issue of JRRD is to publish a series of articles that go beyond the …
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Publication information: Article title: 2010 VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Post-Traumatic Stress: How Busy Clinicians Can Best Adopt Updated Recommendations. Contributors: Bernardy, Nancy C. - Author, Friedman, Matthew J. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development. Volume: 49. Issue: 5 Publication date: May 2012. Page number: vii+. © 2006 Department of Veterans Affairs. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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