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(p. 86) Psychosocial Rehabilitation Strategies for Social and Occupational Functioning Associated With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 

(p. 86) Psychosocial Rehabilitation Strategies for Social and Occupational Functioning Associated With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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(p. 86) Psychosocial Rehabilitation Strategies for Social and Occupational Functioning Associated With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Author(s):

Charles E. Drebing

, Lisa Mueller

, Christopher Waltrous

, and Walter Erich Penk

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199353996.003.0009
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date: 22 November 2019

Among active duty personnel and veterans, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a relatively common disabling condition, often associated with higher rates of functional problems including greater work impairment, higher rates of social and family problems, and greater physical health problems. “Recovery” as a focal goal for mental health treatment requires that clinicians and those receiving their services participate in rehabilitation processes designed to ensure that consumers of psychological services live, work, learn, and participate fully in their communities. A range of services designed to enhance the recovery of adults with PTSD are described, and evidence regarding their effectiveness is evaluated. There is sufficient evidence to document that interventions to improve work, family support, education, housing, and broader functioning will have a significant benefit. Their routine inclusion in treatment will not only help improve the quality of life of adults with PTSD but also contribute to their return to full involvement in the community.

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