The AMA is committed to providing physicians and other health professionals with information, tools and training materials to help assess and treat our nation’s veterans and their families. Find resources for health issues that may affect veterans and their families—including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-combat depression.
Journal of the American Medical Association
- Antidepressants for treatment of PTSD
- Trauma therapy for child soldiers
- Integrating tobacco cessation into mental health care for PTSD
- Clinical outcomes following traumatic brain injury
- Study on exposure to violence and mental health in Central African Republic
- Veterans' health resources for medical professionals
- PTSD and dementia
- Relationship of preinjury psychiatric status to development of PTSD
- Value of anonymity to encourage honest reporting
- Development of PTSD in patients with varying degrees of traumatic brain injury
- Long term outcomes associated with receiving or not receiving VA benefits
- PTSD symptoms and long term psychosocial outcomes for National Guard soldiers
- Rates of functional impairment following combat in Iraq
- Association of different psychiatric diagnoses to risk of suicide in veterans
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
AACAP is the leading medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents and families affected by these disorders.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
AAP offers information to pediatricians and families on PTSD, TBI, postcombat depression and deployments as they relate to the care of children and families.
American Psychiatric Association (APA)
The APA is the world’s largest psychiatric organization, representing more than 38,000 psychiatric physicians from the U.S. and around the world. It addresses the mental health and well-being of military families through public education, research, education/lifelong learning and practice guidelines.
- Clinical tools to improve care of patients with PTSD
- Guidelines for PTSD treatment and related conditions
- PBS series "Healthy Minds" episode on PTSD
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
ASAM is a professional society representing nearly 3,000 physicians dedicated to increasing access and improving quality of addiction treatment.
The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP)
The CDP trains military and civilian behavioral health professionals to provide high-quality deployment-related behavioral health services to military personnel and their families.
Center for Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
The CSTS addresses a wide scope of trauma exposure from the consequences of combat, operations other than war, terrorism, natural and human made disasters and public health threats.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
The NCTSN exists to improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the U.S.
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury provides information and resources on traumatic brain injury, psychological health issues and combat stress specifically tailored to health care professionals. Here you can learn about treatment options for PTSD and review tips for civilian health care professionals treating military patients.
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) serves active duty military, their beneficiaries and veterans with TBI through clinical care, research initiatives and educational programs.
Deployment Health Clinical Center
The Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC) website assists clinicians delivering post-deployment health care. It contains deployment-related health information for healthcare providers and service members, veterans and family members.
Indiana State Medical Association
A page providing physician and patient resources on PTSD, including a screening tool for physicians.
Massachusetts General Hospital
The Massachusetts General Home Base Program, in collaboration with the VA’s National Center for PTSD, provides this free, CME-certified series to assist clinicians in diagnosis and treatment of PTSD and TBI with traditional and complementary evidence-based therapy.
This resource was developed by Medscape Education in support of Joining Forces and aims to improve awareness of the health care challenges of service members, veterans and their families and to improve clinicians' capacity to assess and treat these conditions.
- Medscape CME (login required)
National Center for Telehealth & Technology
The National Center for Telehealth and Technology seeks to lead the innovation of mobile health and telehealth solutions to deliver psychological health and traumatic brain injury care and support to our nation’s warriors, veterans and their families.
North Carolina Medical Society
The North Carolina Medical Society partnered with the Medical University of South Carolina to conduct a web-based survey of rural and urban mental health and primary care community providers.
U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs
The VA’s National Center for PTSD professional website section contains training materials for health care providers to assist with assessment and treatment.
Understanding Military Culture: Contains free CME
- Understanding Military Culture (login required)
Resources for the public
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- PTSD resource center
- Veteran crisis line
- National Council for Aging Care
- Find a Family assistance center
Table of Contents
- Journal of the American Medical Association
- JAMA psychiatry
- JAMA pediatrics
- American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- American Psychiatric Association (APA)
- American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
- The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP)
- Center for Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
- Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
- Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
- Deployment Health Clinical Center
- Indiana State Medical Association
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Medscape Education
- National Center for Telehealth & Technology
- North Carolina Medical Society
- U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs
- Understanding Military Culture: Contains free CME
- Resources for the public