- Treatment for PTSD Fact Sheet
- Clinicians Guide to Medications for PTSD
- Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Courage to Care: Invisible Injuries of War (For Provider)
- Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Evidence-Based Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Post Deployment Health and Distress Responses: Overview for Practitioners
- Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health (CESAMH)
- Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
- National Center for PTSD
- National Intrepid Center of Excellence
- National Institute of Mental Health – PTSD Page
- PTSD Consultation Program
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – PTSD Page
Since 2005, the VA and DoD have spent millions of dollars on PTSD-related research. This research has been used to inform treatment recommendations, the VA/DoD PTSD CPG, and DoD policies. Below is a list of influential research reports and studies regarding PTSD in military and veteran populations.
- RAND - Improving Programs that Address Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)- The RAND Toolkit, January 2014
- Assists those responsible for overseeing portfolios of multiple psychological health and TBI programs understand, evaluate, and improve program performance and conduct continuous quality improvement.
- DoD, VA, HHS, Department of Education (ED) - National Research Action Plan (NRAP), August 2013
- In response to Executive Order 13625 – Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families (2012), Federal agencies were directed to develop a coordinated NRAP. DoD, VA, HHS, and the ED have responded with a wide-reaching plan to improve scientific understanding; provide effective treatment; and reduce occurrences of PTSD, TBI, various co-occurring conditions, and suicide.
- Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR) - Mental Health Issue, Volume 20/Number, 7 July 2013
- Provides information on military mental disorder hospitalizations, mental disorders and mental health problems among recruit trainees, malingering and factitious disorders, and conditions diagnosed concurrently with insomnia. It includes an editorial on the mental health of the deploying generation by the Director, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE).
- Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report - Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families
- A two-phase congressionally mandated study to examine the physical, mental, and other needs of military personnel returning from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and of veterans and their family members.
- Phase 2, Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families, 26 March 2013
- IOM committee's comprehensive assessment of the physical, psychological, social, and economic effects of deployment on service members, their families, and communities.
- Phase 1, Preliminary Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families, 31 March 2010
- Presents findings on the scope and magnitude of the problems facing these populations and lays out a plan for the detailed assessment in the second phase.
- U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs HSR&D – Screening for Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Primary Care: A Systematic Review, 2013
- Provides information on a screening program to facilitate identification of PTSD in patients as they present in primary care clinics, established by the VA. The premise of this type of screening program is to facilitate mental health treatment engagement earlier in the course of the illness and to engage patients in treatment who might otherwise not be identified as needing mental health care.
- RAND - Occasional Paper, The Role and Importance of the 'D' in PTSD, 2013
- Provides rationales for not changing the diagnostic terminology “posttraumatic stress disorder” in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). This report also anticipates what the effects of widespread informal use of new terminology might be.
- Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, Military Medicine, Supplemental Issue Vol. 177, No. 8S, August 2012
- Highlights the recent progress that DCoE has made in the epidemiology, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and research on PTSD, depression, substance use disorders, and TBI.
- RAND Corporation - Technical Report, Programs Addressing Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Among U.S. Military Service Members and Their Families, 2011
- First comprehensive catalog of programs sponsored or funded by the DoD to aid military members and their families with psychological health or TBI issues.’
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) - Efficacy of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)Therapies for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, 2011
- As requested by VA Research and Development, this evidence synthesis highlights decisions on the need for evidence-based research in the area of CAM therapies being widely used by mental health consumers (including Veterans) for approaches with PTSD.
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs HSR&D – An Overview of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies for Anxiety and Depressive Disorders: Supplement to Efficacy of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, 2011
- This report was commissioned to examine the efficacy of CAM therapies for the treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders as a means to detect treatments that might be applicable to PTSD.
- Special Issue: Strengthening Our Soldiers (SOS) and Their Families: Contemporary Psychological Advances Applied to Wartime Problems, Why Now? Why Us? What Next? Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, Vol 18, No 2, June 2011,
- Volume 18, Issue 2 of the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. Observations and insights about strengthening soldiers.
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs HSR&D - The Assessment and Treatment of Individuals with History of Traumatic Brain Injury and Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review of the Evidence, 2009
- A systematic literature review to address the need to develop an evidence base to identify best practices to define, diagnose, evaluate, and manage patients with mild TBI/PTSD, particularly in U.S. veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 U.S. Government Accountability Office. (2011, January). VA Spends Millions on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Research and Incorporates Research Outcomes into Guidelines and Policy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Services (Publication No. GAO-11-32). Retrieved from http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-32.