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The Resource Treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military and veteran populations : initial assessment, Committee on the Assessment of Ongoing Efforts in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

Treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military and veteran populations : initial assessment, Committee on the Assessment of Ongoing Efforts in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

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Treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military and veteran populations : initial assessment
Title
Treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military and veteran populations
Title remainder
initial assessment
Statement of responsibility
Committee on the Assessment of Ongoing Efforts in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Prior to the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, wars and conflicts have been characterized by such injuries as infectious diseases and catastrophic gunshot wounds. However, the signature injuries sustained by United States military personnel in these most recent conflicts are blast wounds and the psychiatric consequences to combat, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which affects an estimated 13 to 20 percent of U.S. service members who have fought in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001. PTSD is triggered by a specific traumatic event - including combat - which leads to symptoms such as persistent re-experiencing of the event; emotional numbing or avoidance of thoughts, feelings, conversations, or places associated with the trauma; and hyperarousal, such as exaggerated startle responses or difficulty concentrating. As the U.S. reduces its military involvement in the Middle East, the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) anticipate that increasing numbers of returning veterans will need PTSD services. As a result, Congress asked the DoD, in consultation with the VA, to sponsor an IOM study to assess both departments' PTSD treatment programs and services. Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations: Initial Assessment is the first of two mandated reports examines some of the available programs to prevent, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate those who have PTSD and encourages further research that can help to improve PTSD care
  • Prior to the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, wars and conflicts have been characterized by such injuries as infectious diseases and catastrophic gunshot wounds. However, the signature injuries sustained by United States military personnel in these most recent conflicts are blast wounds and the psychiatric consequences to combat, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which affects an estimated 13 to 20 percent of U.S. service members who have fought in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001. PTSD is triggered by a specific traumatic event - including combat - which leads to symptoms such as persistent re-experiencing of the event; emotional numbing or avoidance of thoughts, feelings, conversations, or places associated with the trauma; and hyperarousal, such as exaggerated startle responses or difficulty concentrating. As the U.S. reduces its military involvement in the Middle East, the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) anticipate that increasing numbers of returning veterans will need PTSD services. As a result, Congress asked the DoD, in consultation with the VA, to sponsor an IOM study to assess both departments' PTSD treatment programs and services. Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations: Initial Assessment is the first of two mandated reports examines some of the available programs to prevent, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate those who have PTSD and encourages further research that can help to improve PTSD care
  • "Prior to the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, wars and conflicts have been characterized by such injuries as infectious diseases and catastrophic gunshot wounds. However, the signature injuries sustained by United States military personnel in these most recent conflicts are blast wounds and the psychiatric consequences to combat, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which affects an estimated 13 to 20 percent of U.S. service members who have fought in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001. PTSD is triggered by a specific traumatic event - including combat - which leads to symptoms such as persistent re-experiencing of the event; emotional numbing or avoidance of thoughts, feelings, conversations, or places associated with the trauma; and hyperarousal, such as exaggerated startle responses or difficulty concentrating. As the U.S. reduces its military involvement in the Middle East, the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) anticipate that increasing numbers of returning veterans will need PTSD services. As a result, Congress asked the DoD, in consultation with the VA, to sponsor an IOM study to assess both departments' PTSD treatment programs and services. Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations: Initial Assessment is the first of two mandated reports examines some of the available programs to prevent, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate those who have PTSD and encourages further research that can help to improve PTSD care."--Publisher's description
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DNLM
Funding information
This study was supported by Contract No. W81XWH-10-C-0290 between the National Academy of Sciences and the Department of Defense. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.
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  • 2014 I-910
  • WM 172.5
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  • Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
  • National Academies Press (U.S.)
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  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Military Personnel
  • Veterans
  • Government Programs
  • United States
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Treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military and veteran populations : initial assessment, Committee on the Assessment of Ongoing Efforts in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Title from PDF title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction -- History, Diagnostic Criteria, and Epidemiology -- Neurobiology -- Programs and Services for PTSD in the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs -- Prevention -- Screening and Diagnosis -- Treatment -- Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Medical Conditions and Psychosocial Complexities -- Access to Care -- Findings and Recommendations -- Appendix A: Committee Member Biographies -- Appendix B: Congressional Legislation -- Appendix C: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Programs in the Department of Defense
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OCM1bookssj0000739625
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unknown
Isbn
9780309254212
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000739625
Label
Treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military and veteran populations : initial assessment, Committee on the Assessment of Ongoing Efforts in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction -- History, Diagnostic Criteria, and Epidemiology -- Neurobiology -- Programs and Services for PTSD in the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs -- Prevention -- Screening and Diagnosis -- Treatment -- Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Medical Conditions and Psychosocial Complexities -- Access to Care -- Findings and Recommendations -- Appendix A: Committee Member Biographies -- Appendix B: Congressional Legislation -- Appendix C: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Programs in the Department of Defense
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000739625
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780309254212
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000739625

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