Iraq War Clinician Guide

PTSD in Iraq War Veterans: Implications for Primary Care

About the Course:

PTSD in Iraq War Veterans: Implications for Primary Care details information for primary care providers who may see an increased number of veterans or active duty military personnel returning from war. This course covers Chapter 7 only.

Journal/Publisher:

National Center for PTSD and the Department of Veterans Affairs

Publication Date:

June 2004

Authors

Annabel Prins, Ph.D.; Rachel Kimerling, Ph.D.; Gregory Leskin, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about implications for primary care for veterans who suffer from PTSD as result of serving in the Iraq War. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain what primary care practitioners need to know about PTSD.

  2. Describe what primary care providers can do for their patients.

  3. Identify what procedures to follow if a patient demonstrates PTSD symptoms during a medical examination.

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