Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Return to all Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 35 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify the symptoms of and factors that contribute to acute and chronic PTSD using the DSM-5 guidelines and including the populations in which the disorder is most common.

2. Determine when a co-morbidity, such as anxiety, depression or alcohol abuse, may be masking symptoms of PTSD in patients who have recently lived through traumatic events.

3. Assist patients in connecting with mental health resources, including medication and different types of therapy, to manage and understand symptoms and aid in recovery from PTSD.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/25/2018

Paul D Simmons, MD, FAAFP, Faculty Physician, St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Grand Junction, Colorado

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/25/2018
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