Experts in PTSD Oto Gordon Psy 496 January 29, 2015
Two PTSD Professionals Edna Foa, PhDRoger Pitman, MD Licensed Psychologist and a Board Certified Expert in Forensic Psychology Specializes in Combat Trauma Expert in Rape Trauma Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School 150 publications on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Board-certified in psychiatry and forensic
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Psychiatric Disorder Caused by military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault Nightmares, Flashbacks, Difficulty Sleeping
Edna FOA, PhD Victim of or Witnessing Traumatic Event 60% of all men will be traumatized 50% of all women will be traumatized High Rate of PTSD in Rape and Combat Different Degrees of Trauma Paroxetine and Sertraline, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT).
Roger K. Pitman, MD Complex Disease Difficult to Treat Exposure to Multiple Events Increase Likelihood of Symptoms Causal Relationship between Employment Stress Treatment Combination of Medication and Psychotherapy
Comparison Edna Foa, PhDRoger K. Pitman High Rate of PTSD in Rape and Combat http://www.med.upe nn.edu/ctsa/ Treatment : Paroxetine and Sertraline, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT). High Rate of PTSD in Soldiers http://expertpages.co m/details.php/4603_ 4717_565_121.htm Psychotherapy and Medications
References The CarlatPsychiaty Report. (2013). This Month’s Expert: Edna Foa, Ph.D., On Therapy for PTSD. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 29, 2015, from http://pro.psychcentral.com/this-months- expert-edna-foa-ph-d-on-therapy-for- ptsd/001981.html Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs. (2007). What is PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)? Retrieved January 29, 2015 from http://www.ptsd.ne.gov/what-is-ptsd.html Pitman, R. (2010). A Recent VA Rules Change and the Traumatic Event Requirement in PTSD, JAMA, 304(21): 2409-2410