Thursday, January 20, 2011

IOM: PTSD Treatment Assessment

Assessment of Ongoing Efforts in the Treatment of PTSD

The IOM is examine the ongoing efforts in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The IOM will collect data from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on programs and methods available for the prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of post-traumatic stress disorder. Using this data, the IOM then will determine the rates of success for each program or method; estimate the number of members of the Armed Forces and veterans diagnosed as having post-traumatic stress disorder; and estimate the number of such veterans who have been successfully treated.

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