Five to 10 percent of people will suffer from PTSD at some point in their lives
The Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder provide information ab
out the most effective treatments for PTSD.
They are the first national guidelines that provide guidance on the treatment of children and teenagers who experience PTSD.
The guidelines aim to support high quality treatment of people with PTSD by providing a framework of best practice around which to structure treatment.
While there has been growing consensus about the treatment of acute stress disorder and PTSD in recent years, approaches are varied and there is still a gap between evidence-based practice and routine clinical care.
This guideline is endorsed by the RACGP.
This guideline was developed by Phoenix Australia.