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Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder

From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn:

  • What PTSD is
  • How it can present and differential diagnoses
  • General principles of care and how it is managed
  • How pharmacists and their staff can support patients with this condition and those they are close to

Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects an estimated 1 in 10 people, according to the charity PTSD UK.(1) In much the same way as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder is a very real, but often misunderstood, condition.

The term was officially recognised in 1980 by the American Psychiatric Association, in its third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a tome (now on its fifth edition)

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