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Consensus Statement Update on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder From the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety

James C. Ballenger, MD; Jonathan R. T. Davidson, MD; Yves Lecrubier, MD; David J. Nutt, MD, PhD; Randall D. Marshall, MD; Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD; Arieh Y. Shalev, MD; and Rachel Yehuda, PhD

Published: January 1, 2004

Article Abstract

Objective: To provide an update to the “Consensus Statement on Posttraumatic Stress DisorderFrom the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety” that was published in a supplementto The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (2000) by presenting important developments in the field,the latest recommendations for patient care, and suggestions for future research. Participants: The 4 members of the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety were James C. Ballenger(chair), Jonathan R. T. Davidson, Yves Lecrubier, and David J. Nutt. Other faculty who were invitedby the chair were Randall D. Marshall, Charles B. Nemeroff, Arieh Y. Shalev, and Rachel Yehuda.Evidence: The consensus statement is based on the 7 review articles in this supplement and the related scientific literature. Consensus process: Group meetings were held over a 2-day period. On day 1, the group discussed topics to be represented by the 7 review articles in this supplement, and the chairidentified key issues for further debate. On day 2, the group discussed these issues to arrive at a consensusview. After the group meetings, the consensus statement was drafted by the chair and approvedby all faculty. Conclusion: There have been advancements in the science and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. Attention to this disorder has increased with recent world events; however,continued efforts are needed to improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of posttraumatic stressdisorder.

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