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VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines

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Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder 2023

Image of the cover of the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline Management of Post-Traumatic StressThe guideline describes the critical decision points in the Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder and provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems. The guideline is intended to improve patient outcomes and local management of patients with one of these diagnoses.

Disclaimer:This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended for use only as a tool to assist a clinician/healthcare professional and should not be used to replace clinical judgment.

About the CPG

The guideline is formatted in three modules (algorithms), with 34 evidence-based recommendations:

Module A - Acute Stress Reaction/Disorder
Module B - Assessment and Diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Module C - Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Questions about the PTSD Guideline

Retired CPG's can be found on our archive page