ISTSS Guidelines on the Prevention and Treatment of PTSD

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies’ guidelines on the prevention and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and position papers on complex PTSD, were published in 2020.  An international committee of experts was established in 2015 to update guidelines published in 2009 by reviewing the latest evidence from clinical research trials.  The guidelines and position papers are intended to assist clinicians providing prevention and treatment interventions for children, adolescents and adults with, or at risk of, developing PTSD and Complex PTSD. Professor Julian Ford, ISTSS President, said, “The excellent work of the ISTSS Treatment Guidelines Committee will make a real difference to people affected by traumatic events.”

The guidelines and position papers can be accessed at: