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Treatment for PTSD

According to the VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder, the first line of treatment for PTSD should be an individual, manualized trauma-focused psychotherapy. Research has found that these trauma-focused psychotherapies impart greater change and longer lasting improvements in the core symptoms of PTSD when compared to pharmacotherapies. However, when trauma-focused psychotherapy is unavailable or not preferred by the patient, pharmacotherapy or individual non-trauma focused psychotherapy are recommended as viable alternatives.


Pharmacotherapy for PTSD

Provides information on recommended medications for the treatment of PTSD and medications which are not recommended

Pharmacotherapy for PTSD


Psychotherapy for PTSD

Describes many effective trauma-focused approaches for the treatment of PTSD

Psychotherapy for PTSD

Last Updated: July 11, 2023
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