PTSD diagnosis and treatment for mental health clinicians

  title={PTSD diagnosis and treatment for mental health clinicians},
  author={Matthew J. Friedman},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
  • M. Friedman
  • Published 1 April 1996
  • Psychology
  • Community Mental Health Journal
This article focuses on four issues: PTSD assessment, treatment approaches, therapist issues, and current controversies. Important assessment issues include the trauma history, comorbid disorders, and chronicity of PTSD. Effective intervention for acute trauma usually requires a variant of critical incident stress debriefing. Available treatments for chronic PTSD include group, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and pharmacological therapy. Therapist self-care is essential when working with… 
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