Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health problem that can occur after a traumatic event like war, assault, or disaster. PTSD treatment can help. Find handouts, apps, videos, and courses based on current research. This site provides educational resources for Veterans and also for health care providers, researchers, and the general public.
The National Center is one of the foremost trauma and PTSD research programs in the world. Learn about current research at each of our Divisions.
The Pacific Islands Division in Honolulu, HI, focuses on improving access to care by increasing understanding of cultural attitudes and the bases of racial and ethnic disparities in treatment; and evaluating the use of advanced technology, such as telemedicine.
The Dissemination and Training Division in Palo Alto, CA, conducts research on patient needs and preferences, implementation science, the development of novel and adapted treatments that attend to patient preferences, and the development and testing of technology-based delivery of services.
The Behavioral Science Division in Boston, MA, conducts research on adjustment after military deployment, assessment methods, genomic and neuroscience mechanisms linked to psychopathology, and innovative approaches to clinical intervention and treatment delivery.
Reviews research on the association between PTSD and violence, including a discussion of important issues to consider when interpreting findings.
Discusses effects of news media coverage on children and adults. Suggests ways providers can help children and parents.
Discusses common problems experienced in relationships in which one or both of the partners has PTSD. Also discusses treatment options and lists resources.
Compiles a list of terrorist attacks that have occurred over the past 20 years and reports some of the findings from the research that has been done.
A review of research on women's experiences of trauma and PTSD, with a focus on differences between women and men.
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