Post-traumatic stress disorder in women: current concepts and treatments.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

In the US, 13% of women develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during their lifetime. An accurate diagnosis of PTSD requires screening for trauma and symptoms of PTSD. Current research in the neurobiologic and psychologic responses to traumatic stress supports the use of pharmacologic and psychosocial interventions. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are the current first-line pharmacotherapy. Efficacious psychosocial interventions include exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Butterfield, MI; Becker, M; Marx, CE

Published Date

  • December 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 474 - 486

PubMed ID

  • 12441028

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1523-3812

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11920-002-0076-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States