Understanding PTSD

You may have heard of PTSDラposttraumatic stress disorderラon the news or from friends and family, and wondered what it is, or whether you or someone you know has it. This booklet will help you understand what PTSD is. Youメll learn how to get help for yourself, a friend, or a family member. It includes stories from people who have gotten help for their PTSD and have returned to their normal lives, activities, and relationships.


Understanding PTSD Treatment

If you have PTSDラposttraumatic stress disorderラyou donメt have to suffer. There are good treatments that can help. This booklet describes therapies and medications that are proven to help people with PTSD. Youメll hear from experts about what treatment is like, and how it can help you


Co-Occurring Disorder-Related Quick Facts: TRAUMA/POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)

Co-Occurring Center for Excellence (COCE) prepared brief fact sheets on various topics related to co-occurring disorders.


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-Pamphlet

An easy-to-read booklet on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that explains what it is, when it starts, how long it lasts, and how to get help.


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder- Booklet

A booklet on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that explains what it is, treatment options, and how to get help.


SAMHSA News: Veterans & Their Families

Highlights efforts to raise awareness about and address substance abuse and mental health problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), among returning veterans. Describes a report on misuse of cough and cold over-the-counter drugs among youth.


Pharmacologic Guidelines for Treating Individuals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Co-Occurring Opioid Use Disorders

Offers guidelines for medication-assisted treatment for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring opioid use disorders. Covers screening, concomitant treatment, pharmacotherapy, and multiple substances of abuse. Opioid addiction treatment and recovery resources.


Coping with a Traumatic Event

A personメs response to a traumatic event may vary. Responses include feelings of fear, grief and depression. Physical and behavioral responses include nausea, dizziness, and changes in appetite and sleep pattern as well as withdrawal from daily activities. Responses to trauma can last for weeks to months before people start to feel normal again. Most people report feeling better within three months after a traumatic event. If the problems become worse or last longer than one month after the event, the person may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)


Mental Health Disparities: American Indians and Alaska Natives

Research indicates that AI/AN populations have disproportionately higher rates of mental health problems than the rest of the US population. 2, 3 High rates of substance use disorders (SUDs), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicide, and attachment disorders in many AI/AN communities have been directly linked to the intergenerational historical trauma forced upon them, such as forced removal off their land and government-operated boarding schools which separated AI/AN children from their parents, spiritual practices, and culture.