Post-traumatic stress disorder: the management of PTSD in adults and children in primary and secondary care

    Publication year: 2005

    This guideline covers recognising, assessing and treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children, young people and adults. It aims to improve quality of life by reducing symptoms of PTSD such as anxiety, sleep problems and difficulties with concentration. Recommendations also aim to raise awareness of the condition and improve coordination of care.

    This guideline includes new and updated recommendations on:

    access to care and supporting transitions between services; principles of care, including providing support and information; management of PTSD in children, young people and adults; and care for people with PTSD and complex needs.

    These supplement the existing recommendations on:

    recognition of PTSD; assessment and coordination of care; language and culture; and disaster planning.