APA clinical guideline for treating post-traumatic stress disorder.

The new website for the APA clinical guideline for treating post-traumatic stress disorder is live at http://on.apa.org/2z5nNYP featuring user-friendly resources to help clinicians, researchers, patients, families and others learn more about the disorder and the interventions most effective in treating it. Learn more about the treatment guideline in this month’s Monitor. Read more at http://www.apamonitor-digital.org/apamonitor/201711/MobilePagedReplica.action?pm=2&folio=26#pg29

PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is an anxiety problem that develops in some people after extremely traumatic events, such as combat, crime, an accident or natural disaster.

PTSD

People with PTSD may relive the event via intrusive memories, flashbacks and nightmares; avoid anything that reminds them of the trauma; and have anxious feelings they didn’t have before that are so intense their lives are disrupted. Adapted from the Encyclopedia of Psychology Read more at http://www.apa.org/topics/ptsd/index.aspx