Managing Stress Reactions after Trauma: PTSD Monthly Update, January 2017

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January 2017 Issue


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Managing Stress Reactions after Trauma

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People respond to traumatic events in a number of ways. They may feel concern, anger, fear, or helplessness. These are all typical responses to a traumatic event.

Research shows that people who have been through trauma, loss, or hardship in the past may be even more likely than others to be affected by new, potentially traumatic events.

Self-Care After a Traumatic Event

Learn what to expect following a traumatic event and how to manage stress reactions on our website:

Self-Help Options

Professional Help

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For Providers

Consult with PTSD Experts

PTSD Consultation Program

The PTSD Consultation Program offers free PTSD consultation to any provider who treats Veterans in any setting.

This program is now open to Community Providers.

PTSD Lecture Series

Free continuing education credits for our monthly lecture series:

2/15 at 2 pm ET - Joan Cook, PhD, on Older Adult Trauma Survivors and PTSD

Mark your calendar for the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm ET.

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Research at the Center

Family Adaptation to Deployment

The Center is in the midst of a 5 year project examining how PTSD among Veterans deployed to Iraq impacts family mental health and functioning over time. The study will also see if family support lessens the effect of a Veteran's PTSD on family outcomes.

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PTSD in the News

Study reveals areas of the brain impacted by PTSD. A study published by researchers at Boston University and the National Center for PTSD in the shows disruptions in the communication between brain regions involved in memory may be an important mechanism in PTSD. Read more.*

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Thank you,

The Staff of VA’s National Center for PTSD

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