Clinical Guidelines for the Management of PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder

$9.00 | CE Hours:3.00 | Intermediate


CE Course Description

This CE course presents clinical practice guidelines that are intended to provide healthcare providers with a framework by which to evaluate, treat, and manage the individual needs and preferences of patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute stress disorder (ASD), thereby leading to improved clinical outcomes.

Article Author:  Nancy Bernardy, Ph.D. and Charles Hoge, M.D., et al.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1.  Enumerate the individual, manualized trauma-focused psychotherapies that are recommended for patients with PTSD.

2.  Explain the criteria for how one can meet the trauma definition as outlined in the DSM-5.

3.  Investigate which medication may actually interfere with the extinction of fear conditioning and/or potentiate the acquisition of fear responses and worsen recovery from trauma.

4.  Examine which complementary / integrative treatment there is sufficient evidence to recommend as a primary treatment for PTSD.

5.  Identify the strongest predictor of mental health problems among those deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

6.  Describe how inaccurately diagnosing PTSD in a patient who does not have PTSD could result in unintended harms to the patient.

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