Role of Benzodiazepines in the Treatment of PTSD

$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Intermediate

CE Course Description

This short course is an update by the National Center for PTSD/VA Medical Center on current recommendations regarding benzodiazepine use in PTSD treatment.

Article Author:  National Center for PTSD, Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1. Outline the historical and current recommendations for using benzodiazepines to treat PTSD.

2. Discuss alternative treatment strategies to manage PTSD symptoms.

3. Summarize research findings examining benzodiazepine efficacy, the use of other medications, and specific ramifications for veterans with PTSD.

4. Identify co-occurring disorders common to individuals with PTSD, and how benzodiazepine and other medication use impacts these conditions.

 

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