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The guideline describes the critical decision points in the Management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Reaction and provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems. The guideline is intended to improve patient outcomes and local management of patients with one of these diagnoses.
Disclaimer:This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended for use only as a tool to assist a clinician/healthcare professional and should not be used to replace clinical judgment.
About the CPG
The guideline is formatted as four algorithms and modules, with annotations:
Core Algorithm - Initial Evaluation and Treatment
Algorithm A - Acute Stress Reaction/Disorder (ASR/ASD)