In this chapter we reviewed the charge to the committee from VA, the DSM definition of PTSD and epidemiologic information about its prevalence, provided an overview of treatment research for PTSD that has appeared in peer-reviewed journals over the past 30 years, and summarized several major clinical practice guidelines. The following chapter addresses the methods that were developed and used to evaluate the quality of published PTSD treatment research for this report.
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