Mental Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialist VA / University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Colorado, United States
Jeffrey Gold, PharmD, BCPP: No financial relationships to disclose
Seventy percent of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of trauma at least once in their lives. Trauma is everywhere, but why do some individuals process trauma in a way that leads to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Attend this impactful session to learn more about the impact of trauma, factors that contribute to progression to PTSD and drug-therapy options for treatment should this occur.
Describe trauma and factors that impact a person’s response to trauma.
Summarize the pathophysiology and diagnostic criteria of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).
Explain nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options for PTSD.
Identify how pharmacists can support patients with trauma through thoughtful communication.