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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Prevention and Treatment Guidelines – Methodology and Recommendations

ISTSS, 2019

Based on extensive reviews of the clinical research literature, the ISTSS Prevention and Treatment Guidelines are intended to assist clinicians who provide prevention and treatment interventions for children, adolescents and adults with or at risk of developing PTSD and Complex PTSD. The updated guidelines represent a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of high quality research evidence that is likely to help practitioners in their work.

“The Methodology and Recommendations document was amended on March 19, 2019, as a result of recognition that a study of early treatment for children and adolescents was wrongly classified. This has resulted in the recommendation for early treatment on page 13 being changed to, There is insufficient evidence to recommend Brief CBT-TCBT-T or Stepped Preventative Care within the first three months of a traumatic event for the treatment of clinically relevant post-traumatic stress symptoms in children and adolescents.”

Updated November 9, 2020.