Spotting-and treating-PTSD in primary care.

Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.
The Journal of family practice (Impact Factor: 0.74). 02/2010; 59(2):75-80.
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT Adopt a staged screening approach to PTSD, starting with a validated 4-question screen for patients with risk factors, and following up, as needed, with a longer (17-item) symptom checklist. Prescribe SSRIs as first-line medication for PTSD, augmented by other agents, if necessary, for symptom control. Enhance your ability to recognize and respond to patients with PTSD through continuing education, psychotherapy, participation in a Balint group, and/or expert consultation.


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