Related links for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
General information about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Research Fact Sheet

Overview of the latest research on PTSD, including its causes, risk factors, and promising new treatments. (National Institute of Mental Health)

Myths and Facts About PTSD Learn the truth behind common misconceptions about PTSD. (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Alliance)

How Common is PTSD? Fact sheet on the prevalence of PTSD in the U.S., including its occurrence in the military. Also includes information on PTSD causes and riskfactors. (National Center for PTSD)

Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Self-Test Online self-test for PTSD to help you evaluate your symptoms. (Anxiety Disorders Association of America)

The Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Chronic and/or Delayed Description of PTSD’s many symptoms, including withdrawal, avoidance, isolation, and flashbacks. (PTSD Support Services)

Treatment and help for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Treatment of PTSD Guide to the treatments for PTSD, including cognitive therapy, exposure therapy, and EMDR. (National Center for PTSD)

Finding a Therapist Advice on how to find a therapist for PTSD treatment. Includes questions to ask a potential therapist. (National Center for PTSD)

Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress and Dissociative Conditions: What to Look for and How to Choose a Therapist Tips on choosing a therapist and treatments for PTSD. Includes a phone number for referrals. (Sidran)

VVA’s Guide on PTSD Advice for combat veterans on how to get help and claim military benefits. (Vietnam Veterans of America)

Coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Coping with PTSD and Recommended Lifestyle Changes for PTSD Patients Tips on how to cope with PTSD in healthy ways that promote healing and recovery. (National Center for PTSD)

Managing Stress and Recovering from Trauma: Facts and Resources for Veterans and Families Learn how to manage traumatic stress and cope with the symptoms of PTSD. (National Center for PTSD)

Helping a loved one with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Families (PDF) Advice for service members and their families on what to expect and how to adapt after returning home from war. (National Center for PTSD)

Partners with PTSD Article for the friends and family members of people with PTSD. Includes an explanation of symptoms and what you can do to help. (Gift from Within)

Partners of Veterans with PTSD: Caregiver Burden and Related Problems Learn howto help a loved one with PTSD while still taking care of yourself. Includes tips for dealing with caregiver burnout. (National Center for PTSD)

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