Clinical Update

Assessment and Treatment of PTSD in the Older Patient

Topics: clonidine | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | cognitive processing therapy | Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing | PCL-5 | Prazosin | Prolonged exposure | PTSD | screening | Trauma | Trauma-focused psychotherapy

Your patient, Jonathan, is a 71-year-old man with a history of depression. Two months ago, he was a passenger in a car accident in which the driver was killed. Now he reports sleeping poorly due to nightmares and complains about headaches and stomachaches. He tells you he can’t stop thinking about what happened and needs convincing to get into a car,

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