This article discusses the recent Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense guidelines for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)- related anger and aggression. Empirical evidence related to the association between anger, aggression, and PTSD is reviewed. Suggested assessment measures, approaches to assessment, and effective treatments are reviewed. Clinical concerns and process-related issues related to work with veterans with anger and aggression are discussed.
Volume 49 Number 5, 2012
Pages 777 — 788
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