Journal article

Australian guidelines for the prevention and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: Updates in the third edition

Andrea J Phelps, Ros Lethbridge, Sue Brennan, Richard A Bryant, Penelope Burns, John A Cooper, David Forbes, Joanne Gardiner, Graham Gee, Kim Jones, Justin Kenardy, Jayashri Kulkarni, Brett McDermott, Alexander C McFarlane, Louise Newman, Tracey Varker, Carolyn Worth, Derrick Silove

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the development of the third edition of the National Health and Medical Research Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and Complex posttraumatic stress disorder, highlighting key changes in scope, methodology, format and treatment recommendations from the previous 2013 edition of the Guidelines. METHOD: Systematic review of the international research was undertaken, with GRADE methodology used to assess the certainty of the evidence, and evidence to decision frameworks used to generate recommendations. The Guidelines are presented in an online format using MAGICApp. RESULTS: Key changes s..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by the Commonwealth Department of Health [Deed number 60002795].