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Patient Management Exercise: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Terence M. Keane, Ph.D.
FOCUS 2013;11:352-357. doi:10.1176/appi.focus.11.3.352
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Terence M. Keane, Ph.D., Director: Behavioral Sciences Division of the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), VA Boston Healthcare System; Professor of Psychiatry & Assistant Dean for Research, Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Keane reports no competing interests

Address correspondence to Dr. Keane at Terry.Keane@va.gov


This exercise is designed to test your comprehension of material presented in this issue of FOCUS as well as your ability to evaluate, diagnose, and manage clinical problems. Answer the questions below, to the best of your ability, on the information provided, making your decisions as you would with a real-life patient. Questions are presented at “decision points” that follow a section that gives information about the case. One or more choices may be correct for each question; make your choices on the basis of your clinical knowledge and the history provided. Read all of the options for each question before making any selections. You are given points on a graded scale for the best possible answer(s), and points are deducted for answers that would result in a poor outcome or delay your arriving at the right answer. Answers that have little or no impact receive zero points. At the end of the exercise, you will add up your points to obtain a total score.

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