Breaking down the silos of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder: integrating mind and body

Simon Rosenbaum and Zachary Steel
Med J Aust 2016; 204 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja15.01165
Published online: 16 May 2016

Scalable interventions for PTSD that target mental health and comorbid cardiometabolic health are urgently required

There is increasing awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among the general community, particularly in relation to the high incidence of the condition and its impact on high-risk populations, such as defence force veterans and emergency service first-responders. PTSD is a highly prevalent and costly condition associated with high rates of comorbid mental disorders, including anxiety and depression, and substance use.

  • Simon Rosenbaum1
  • Zachary Steel1,2

  • 1 University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 St John of God Health Care, Richmond Hospital, Sydney, NSW



Simon Rosenbaum is funded by a Society for Mental Health Early Career Fellowship. The authors acknowledge the contribution of Anne Tiedemann and Philip Ward.

Competing interests:

Simon Rosenbaum is a National Director of Exercise and Sports Science Australia.


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