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Treating adults with acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder in general practice: a clinical update

David Forbes, Mark C Creamer, Andrea J Phelps, Anne-Laure Couineau, John A Cooper, Richard A Bryant, Alexander C McFarlane, Grant J Devilly, Lynda R Matthews and Beverley Raphael
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (2): 120-123.
  • David Forbes1
  • Mark C Creamer1
  • Andrea J Phelps1
  • Anne-Laure Couineau1
  • John A Cooper1
  • Richard A Bryant2
  • Alexander C McFarlane3
  • Grant J Devilly4
  • Lynda R Matthews5
  • Beverley Raphael6

  • 1 Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 Centre for Military and Veterans’ Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA.
  • 4 Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 5 Behavioural and Community Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 6 Centre for Disasters and Terrorism, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: dforbes@unimelb.edu.au

Acknowledgements: 

We thank Dr Adele Weston from Health Technology Analysts for support and assistance in the guideline development project in her role as Guideline Assessment Registrar consultant. We also thank the staff of the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health for their assistance with this project.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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