TITLE

VA, Military Seek Office-Based PTSD Care

AUTHOR(S)
Kueh, Bridget M.
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;4/23/2008, Vol. 299 Issue 16, p1885
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information regarding the assessment of strategies to increase medical care for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a primary care setting by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). It is estimated that half of PTSD cases among soldiers go undiagnosed and untreated. The stigma associated with the condition in a military setting is discussed. A 4-point PTSD screening tool mandated for VA primary care clinicians is highlighted.
ACCESSION #
31758116

 

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