Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 101

Authors: Raymond Pary, MD, Steven Lippmann, MD


Treatment of veterans at the Louisville Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center during the past 46 years motivated this summary of key points from the literature regardingposttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). News reports from the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, a building collapse in Miami, hurricanes off the coast of Florida, and fires in the western US states prompted writing interest on this topic. This article was
designed to improve understanding about PTSD and its various treatment options.

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