New VA guidelines for post-traumatic stress disorder

New VA guidelines for post-traumatic stress disorder discourage using benzodiazepines and encourage treating acute pain aggressively.

PTSD is a problem for about 13% of our returning war veterans. It also affects people after assaults, rapes, disasters, and other traumas.

Psychotherapy and an SSRI or SNRI antidepressant are first-line.

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