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Meeting Summaries about PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Risk Prediction

Baltimore, Maryland

On November 2, 2011, NIMH convened a group of experts in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and various domains of risk and resilience to assess existing and new data on risk assessment, to identify significant gap areas where additional focused research efforts might translate into major improvements, and to assess the readiness of the field for validation studies to refine practical tools that can be used in high risk prevention trials.

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Trauma Spectrum Disorders: The Role of Gender, Race, and Other Socioeconomic Factors

Bethesda, Maryland

The meeting was convened to review existing science on trauma spectrum disorders related to military deployment, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Women Returning from Combat

Washington, DC

The meeting brought together experts in the field to review sex and gender differences in PTSD, identified gaps in research, and generated ideas for new research approaches and initiatives.

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Design and Evaluation of Clinical Trials for PTSD: A VA, NIMH, DOD Working Group

Rockville, Maryland

NIMH joined the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development, and the Department of Defense, Health Affairs, in organizing a two day working group to review, in the context of the recent IOM report, generally agreed upon standards for clinical trials in biomedical and behavioral research; discuss some of the clinical and research challenges associated with clinical trials for PTSD; and develop expert advice for surmounting these challenges in future intervention trials for PTSD.

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