101200: Iraq War Clinician Guide

Appendix I: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Military Veteran

About the Course:

The Iraq War Clinician Guide was developed by members of the National Center for PTSD and the Department of Defense. It was developed specifically for clinicians and addresses the unique needs of veterans of the Iraq War. Appendices provide a range of reference materials.

Publication Date:

June, 2004, Second Edition


Matthew J. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.; Paula P. Schnurr, Ph.D.; Annmarie McDonagh-Coyle, M.D.

About the Author:

Authors are affiliated with the Departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Dartmouth Medical School, and the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. McDonagh-Coyle is an Ambulatory Case Fellow supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about post-traumatic stress disorder in the military veteran. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among military veterans and the psychiatric correlates associated with it.

  2. Identify risk and protective factors associated with PTSD among veterans.

  3. Describe the typical course of PTSD and its effects on special populations.

  4. Explain factors to be considered regarding prevention of and treatment for PTSD among military veterans.

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