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Key points 

Key points 
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Congratulations on completing the final week of this online course!

This week, we considered the range of evidence-based approaches for the treatment and prevention of PTSD in different contexts. The role of psychological therapies and pharmacological treatment options was discussed. Time was also spent thinking about disaster planning. Useful concepts such as cultural adaptation, sociotherapy, telemental health and psychological first aid were presented.

Over the last four weeks, we have considered a range of topics key to understanding the nature, impact and treatment of PTSD in the global context-including:

  • Diagnostic criteria for PTSD and variations in the presentation of the disorder
  • The relationship between trauma and PTSD
  • The role of context and culture
  • Resilience and post-traumatic growth following a traumatic event
  • The biopsychosocial model
  • Barriers to help-seeking and treatment
  • PTSD and the life courses and
  • Treatment and prevention options for PTSD

Throughout the course, we also highlighted the importance of self-care when exploring the topic of PTSD and hope that you continue to incorporate self-care into your lifestyle beyond this course.

Students are welcome to engage with other FL resorces developed by members of the UoG’s Global Mental Health team:

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