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Treatment Options for Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP1
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1Emory University, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia
JAMA Psychiatry. 2016;73(7):756. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0563.
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To the Editor Steenkamp1 and Yehuda and Hoge’s2 Viewpoint articles do not take into account the art and the science of evidence-based treatment. Recommendations from the Institute of Medicine report3 include that (1) the Department of Defense/Veterans Administration should measure patients’ progress across treatment and (2) patients should receive evidence-based treatment with fidelity and innovative programs should include evaluation to establish their effectiveness.


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July 1, 2016
Harold Kudler, MD; Kristine Day, PhD; Paula P. Schnurr, PhD
1Mental Health Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC
2National Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Program, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC
3National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC
JAMA Psychiatry. 2016;73(7):756-757. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0746.
July 1, 2016
Rachel Yehuda, PhD; Charles W. Hoge, MD
1James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bronx, New York2Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
3Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland
JAMA Psychiatry. 2016;73(7):758. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0572.
July 1, 2016
Maria M. Steenkamp, PhD
1Steven and Alexandra Cohen Veterans Center for Posttraumatic Stress and Brain Injury, New York University Langone School of Medicine, New York, New York2Department of Psychiatry, New York University, New York
JAMA Psychiatry. 2016;73(7):757-758. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0573.
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