U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Menu

PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Frequently Asked Questions About PTSD

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event.

Review Date: February 17, 2011

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Video)

In the last decade, the United States has experienced a series of man-made and natural disasters. This video focuses on NIMH research in the area of traumatic stress reactions, and specifically, mental health issues among U.S. service members.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Find a Trauma and Dissociation Therapist

Locate therapists who understand and counsel those affected by trauma and dissociation disorders.

Review Date: September 07, 2011

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

For Veterans and the General Public - National Center for PTSD

The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) offers support to veterans and their family members. Resources for other trauma survivors is available as well.

Review Date: February 17, 2011

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do

This booklet describes the impact of violence and disasters on children and adolescents, with suggestions for minimizing long-term emotional harm.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This page from MEDLINEplus links to news and information about post-traumatic stress disorder.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Easy to Read)

PTSD is a real illness. You can get PTSD after living through or seeing a dangerous event, such as war, hurricane, or bad accident. PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid after the danger is over. If you have PTSD, you can get treatment and feel better.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Videos: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Veterans

These educational videos for veterans and the general public can be viewed online. The topics include recovery, treatment, assessment and more. Also included is a video series that is specific to issues for ethnic minority veterans.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

This fact sheet provides basic information about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), discusses symptoms and risk factors, and reviews treatment approaches. The fact sheet includes resources for those needing additional information about PTSD.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

Sidran Institute