Recognizing Risk & Presence of PTSD in Women

Dr. Elizabeth Heavey, graduate nursing program director, published an article in The Nurse Practitioner that was the CEU feature for the June issue of the publication.

Heavey points out that while there has been an increase in awareness of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) within military populations, especially returning combat veterans, health care providers often fail to recognize PTSD in other high-risk populations, particularly women. Failure to recognize, diagnose, and treat PTSD within female populations has significant negative ramifications for those affected as well as society in general. Heavey discusses how to recognize women with the greatest risk, identify signs and symptoms early, and facilitate appropriate intervention and treatment.

Heavey, E. (2021) Recognizing Risk and Presence of PTSD in Women. The Nurse Practitioner,46(6), p. 28-35. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000751792.54634.46  

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