PTSD: Overview and the Way Forward
Published on Mar 20, 2012in British Journal of Mental Health Nursing
· DOI :10.12968/BJMH.2012.1.1.19
The purpose of this article is to clarify the current state of describing traumatic reactions resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) so that the disorder can be understood, assessment and treatment can be optimised and recovery can be facilitated. This article describes what PTSD is and how it can be most effectively treated. The key challenges to PTSD diagnosis, treatment and psychoeducation are discussed.