Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


Combat veterans and survivors of violence, natural disasters, and terrorism have often experienced disturbing events that may lead to psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). RAND research has evaluated the delivery of post-deployment mental health care to combat veterans, examined the treatment capacity of health care systems in response to PTSD, and estimated the costs of providing quality mental health care to all affected individuals.

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    Journal Article

    Evaluating the Effectiveness of Bounce Back

    Sep 4, 2015

    Bounce Back, a program for elementary school students exposed to traumatic events, reduces symptoms of post traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety.

  • Maryland National Guard member participating in the annual Suicide Prevention Month observances, photo by Staff Sgt. Ron Lee/Maryland National Guard

    Research Brief

    Ensuring Excellent PTSD and Depression Care for Service Members

    Feb 18, 2016

    Service members with PTSD or depression receive considerable medical care, so providing excellent care is critical. The Military Health System shows important strengths, but improvements in care for PTSD and depression are needed.

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