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Comparison between Women-Only and Mixed-Gender Intensive PTSD Treatment for Female Veterans

Posted 2 August 2019 in JOTS Highlights, Clinical Issues and Treatment by Elina A. Stefanovics, PhD and Robert A Rosenheck, MD

Comparison between Women-Only and Mixed-Gender Intensive PTSD Treatment for Female Veterans
Women veterans diagnosed with PTSD are an especially rapidly growing subgroup of VHA patients (Washington, Davis, Der-Martirosian, & Yano, 2013), constituting 10.3% of all those diagnosed with PTSD in 2015. With the recognition that women veterans with PTSD have often experienced different types of trauma and have different needs than men, specialized intensive treatment is also offered in two specialized intensive Women’s Treatment Rehabilitation Programs (Karlin et al., 2010).