Today, there are several treatment options for PTSD. For some people, these treatments can get rid of symptoms altogether. Others find they have fewer symptoms or feel that their symptoms are less intense.
You can learn about effective PTSD treatment options using our PTSD Treatment Decision Aid. It includes videos to explain how the treatments work.
You can also build a chart to compare the treatments you like most. Both psychotherapies (also called talk therapy or counseling) and medications are included in the decision aid.
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Using the PTSD Treatment Decision Aid with your Clients
The PTSD Treatment Decision Aid can teach your patients the basics about evidence-based treatments, including:
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Stress Inoculation Training
SSRIs and SNRIs
Patients can use the decision aid on their own, or you can work through it together during an appointment. At the end, your patient will receive a personal summary. Use this as a jumping-off point to discuss next steps for treatment.
Visit our website for more information and to download the PTSD Treatment Decision Aid Clinician’s User Guide (PDF) that contains helpful tips on how best to use the decision aid. Other materials include a customizable slide deck and flyers you can share.
Participatory System Dynamics for Evidence-based Addiction and Mental Healthcare
Researchers are working to identify innovations to improve the implementation of evidence-based practices in healthcare systems. Two outpatient clinics are evaluating improvements in scheduling practices, referral procedures, patient flows, and staffing allocations as part of this research.
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