Identifying PTSD in the Community

What Providers Can Do to Identify Signs and Symptoms of PTSD,
and Link Individuals to the Care They Need

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American Academy of CME, Inc.

Release date:
August 20, 2019
Expiration date:
August 20, 2020
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This activity is supported by Investors Foundation and The Walmart Foundation.

Activity Description

When one hears the term “PTSD", one often thinks of military personnel who have served in combat. However, PTSD is a disorder of reactivity to all types of traumatic events—not just combat, and exposure to trauma is a common occurrence (60% of men and 51% of women are exposed to trauma in the US). Community healthcare professionals are often the first members of the care team who are in touch with people who experience traumatic events. Therefore, they need to develop expertise identifying the risk factors for and signs of PTSD in those who experience traumatic situations so they can help them begin the path to healing.

Activity Faculty

Lorna Stanley, Senior Supervising Psychiatrist
Department of Psychiatry,
Medical Director, Outpatient Princeton Site, Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health
Princeton, NJ

Faculty Biography

Lorna Stanley, MD is senior supervising psychiatrist for the Department of Psychiatry at and medical director outpatient Princeton (NJ) site for Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health. She performs psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring of patients in the Adult Programs and Men’s Trauma Program, and participates in the program and policy development of several partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs for individuals who have experienced trauma. Dr. Stanley is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents not indicated by the FDA. Faculty have been asked to disclose off-label and/or investigational uses if they are mentioned. Please refer to official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. American Academy of CME requires faculty to provide the level of evidence for patient care recommendation made during their presentations.

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Lorna Stanley, MD has no relevant commercial disclosures to report.

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This activity includes does not include discussion of unapproved uses of approved agents and investigational agents.

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