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November 21, 2023

PTSD, Traumatic Distress and Complicated Grief – Free

About Course

The death of a loved one is amongst life’s most traumatic experiences and complicated grief includes some symptoms of traumatic distress. PTSD is one of the most common comorbid conditions in CG, while CG also presents frequently in bereaved patients presenting with a primary diagnosis of PTSD. This presentation will focus on the similarities and differences between CG and PTSD, the prevalence of comorbidity, as well as the impact of CG and PTSD comorbidity and of traumatic distress symptom severity on treatment outcomes.

Description

The death of a loved one is amongst life’s most traumatic experiences and complicated grief includes some symptoms of traumatic distress. PTSD is one of the most common comorbid conditions in CG, while CG also presents frequently in bereaved patients presenting with a primary diagnosis of PTSD. This presentation will focus on the similarities and differences between CG and PTSD, the prevalence of comorbidity, as well as the impact of CG and PTSD comorbidity and of traumatic distress symptom severity on treatment outcomes.

Webinar recorded on January 17, 2020.

About the Presenter

Dr. Naomi M. Simon is Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, Vice Chair for Research Faculty Development and Mentorship, and Director of the Anxiety and Complicated Grief Program in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health. She is also a Senior Advisor to NYU’s Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic. Dr. Simon has over 20 years of experience conducting clinical and translational research in anxiety, depression, complicated grief, and stress-related disorders. She also currently serves as Deputy Editor of Depression and Anxiety. She received an MD from Harvard Medical School, and completed a residency in psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital/ New York State Psychiatric Institute. In addition, she completed fellowship training in consultation psychiatry at MGH and has a Masters in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Course Curriculum
PTSD, Traumatic Distress and Complicated Grief: It’s complicated!

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Material Includes

  • Webinar recording (view-only)
Durations: 1 hour
Lectures: 1
Students: Max 0
Level: All Levels
Language: English
Certificate: No

Material Includes

  • Webinar recording (view-only)

Audience

  • Health and mental health professionals
  • Graduate students in an accredited health or mental health program