Year: 2003 Source: Current Women's Health Reports, v.3, no.3, (2003), p.213-220 SIEC No: 20040474

After a review of some diagnostic considerations, this article provides an overview of current treatment approaches for post-traumatic stress disorder. The author addresses treatment challenges, especially those associated with patients who have been exposed to multiple traumas over their lifetime. These patients are often at risk for complex developmental psychopathology & pathophysiology, including suicidal behavior. The author concludes by considering the emotional challenges therapists face in treating traumatized women. (68 refs)