Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Section

Post-traumatic stress disorder is the response that sometimes occurs after a person has been exposed to severe trauma or violence. Many people have overcome PTSD and are now enjoying a better life. You can too.

PTSD In Depth

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Learn the symptoms, definition, causes, and treatment of PTSD.

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment

    Post-traumatic stress disorder is a complex condition with many potential risk factors and protective factors. Most treatments use a combination of methods.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy is the most proven treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. CBT reduces the anxiety, worry, guilt, and anger associated with PTSD.

  • Stress Management, Meditation and Mindfulness

    Important coping skills for letting go of anxious thoughts and reducing anxiety.

  • Family Support

    Post-traumatic stress disorder reaches beyond the individual to affect a broad circle of people. It is important for family and friends to learn what helps when supporting someone with PTSD, what doesn’t help, and the importance of taking care of oneself.

  • PTSD Tests

    The following tests for PTSD are based on the DSM criteria. The second test is a five-question screening questionnaire.

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-PTSD Test - DSM Criteria (pdf)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-PTSD Screening Test – PC-PTSD-5 (pdf)
  • Links

  • PTSD Links

    A reviewed list of organizations, agencies, self-help groups, and forums for dealing with PTSD. The most important step you can take in overcoming PTSD is reaching out and asking for help.

Last Modified: September 10, 2018