oa South African Family Practice - Dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder in general practice : living with
|Article Title||Dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder in general practice : living with|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Affiliations||1 Stellenbosch University and 2 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jul 2012|
|Pages||308 - 311|
|Keyword(s)||General practice and Post-traumatic stress disorder|
Traumatic experiences are prevalent in South Africa and may result in psychiatric disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is accompanied by a range of psychobiological alterations, including changes in brain structure and functioning. General practitioners have an important role to play in identifying and assisting those in need of help. Efficacious psychotherapies and pharmacotherapies are available for PTSD, i.e. cognitive behavioural therapy and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
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