Resources For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Today, I reviewed and link to some resources on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

I started by reviewing PTSD: National Center for PTSD For Providers webpage. All that follows is from this resource.

For Providers

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like combat, assault, or disaster. This section contains training materials as well as information and tools to help you with assessment and treatment. These materials are based on the latest research, much of which is conducted by National Center staff.

  • Assessment
    We provide information and the ability to download a variety of measures for assessing trauma and PTSD. These measures are intended for use by qualified mental health professionals and researchers. Measures are divided into two groups: those authored by National Center staff and those by other organizations. See individual pages for how to obtain the measure.
  • Trauma, PTSD and Treatment
    The Trauma, PTSD and Treatment section provides information for providers on PTSD Essentials, Treatment Essentials, Types of Trauma, Specific Populations, Co-occurring Conditions, and Trauma Informed Care.
  • Continuing Education
    We have a wide range of in-depth continuing education courses covering different aspects of PTSD assessment, treatment and related topics. Free continuing education credits are available for most courses on TMS for VA provider and TRAIN for non-VA providers. See each course for details and links.
  • Consultation Program
    The PTSD Consultation Program supports VA providers and providers outside of the VA who are treating Veterans with PTSD.
  • Tech into Care
    The Tech into Care section provides information for everyone interested in learning how to integrate technology into care for Veterans with the focus primarily on the suite of mobile mental health applications (apps) created by the National Center for PTSD.
  • Patient Education
    We offer a wide variety of materials to help your patients understand what PTSD is and how it is treated, as well as tools for providers on how to engage patients in treatment and enhance the delivery of PTSD care.

Next, I reviewed PTSD: National Center for PTSD List of All Measures webpage.

List of All Measures

Measures Authored by the National Center for PTSD

The following measures are available for direct download in PDF format or by request. See “To Obtain Scale” for each measure.

Title of Measure Type of Measure
Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5). Includes information on CAPS for DSM-IV. Adult Interviews
Dissociative Subtype of PTSD Scale (DSPS) Adult Self-Report
Mississippi Scale for Combat-Related PTSD (M-PTSD) Adult Self-Report
PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5). Includes information on PCL for DSM-IV. Adult Self-Report
Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 – Child/Adolescent Version (CAPS-CA-5) Includes information on CAPS-CA for DSM-IV. Child Measures
Aftermath of Battle Scale (DRRI-2 Section: E) Deployment Measures
Childhood Family Functioning Scale (DRRI-2 Section: B) Deployment Measures
Combat Experiences Scale (DRRI-2 Section: D) Deployment Measures
Concerns about Life and Family Disruption Scale (DRRI-2 Section: L) Deployment Measures
Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory (DRRI-2) Deployment Measures
Deployment Support from Family and Friends (DRRI-2 Section: I) Deployment Measures
Difficult Living and Working Environment Scale (DRRI-2 Section: C) Deployment Measures
Family Stressors Scale (DRRI-2 Section: M) Deployment Measures
General Harassment Scale (DRRI-2 Section: K-1) Deployment Measures
Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Exposures Scale (DRRI-2 Section: F) Deployment Measures
Perceived Threat Scale (DRRI-2 Section: G) Deployment Measures
Postdeployment Family Functioning Scale (DRRI-2 Section: P) Deployment Measures
Postdeployment Social Support Scale (DRRI-2 Section: O) Deployment Measures
Postdeployment Stressors Scale (DRRI-2 Section: N) Deployment Measures
Preparedness Scale (DRRI-2 Section: H) Deployment Measures
Prior Stressors Scale (DRRI-2 Section: A) Deployment Measures
Sexual Harassment Scale (DRRI-2 Section: K-2) Deployment Measures
Unit Social Support Scale (DRRI-2 Section: J) Deployment Measures
Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory-2 Warfare Exposure—Short Form (DRRI-2 WE-SF) Deployment Measures
Endorsed and Anticipated Stigma Inventory (EASI) Functioning and Other
Inventory of Psychosocial Functioning (IPF) Functioning and Other
Late-Onset Stress Symptomatology (LOSS) Scale Functioning and Other
Posttraumatic Maladaptive Beliefs Scale (PMBS) Functioning and Other
Well-Being Inventory (WBI) Functioning and Other
Primary Care PTSD Screen for DSM-5 (PC-PTSD-5) PTSD Screens
Brief Trauma Questionnaire (BTQ) Trauma and Stressor Exposure
Combat Exposure Scale (CES) Trauma and Stressor Exposure
COVID-19 Exposure Scale Trauma and Stressor Exposure
Life Events Checklist for DSM-5 (LEC-5). Includes information on LEC for DSM-IV. Trauma and Stressor Exposure
Life Stressor Checklist – Revised (LSC-R) Trauma and Stressor Exposure
Trauma History Screen (THS) Trauma and Stressor Exposure


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