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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued guidance on the treatment and care of people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The guidance is mainly aimed at people with PTSD, but it may be useful for family members, those who care for people with the condition, and healthcare professionals with an interest in the disorder and its recommended treatments.

The NICE clinical guideline on PTSD covers:

  • The care that someone with PTSD can expect to receive from their GP and other healthcare professionals.
  • The information that someone with PTSD can expect to receive about their condition and its treatment.
  • The treatment that someone with PTSD can expect, including the recommended psychological therapies and medications.
  • The services available to help people with PTSD, including specialist mental health services.
  • Talk to your GP, nurse or healthcare professional if you have any questions about specific treatments for PTSD.

For more information, read the full and summary versions of the NICE guidelines for PTSD.

Medical Review: December 18, 2009

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