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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Academic Resources

This is a guide that provides resources about PTSD.




Check out our "Finding Statistics" guide for more information on finding statistics from multiple areas of study:

Searching Tips

Combine keywords for a more complex search. Use the word AND to combine key words together and OR to search for one term or the other.


  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder OR PTSD
  • PTSD AND Trauma
  • Traumatized Populations AND Mental Health Services
  • Veterans
  • PTSD OR Post-traumatic Stress Disorder AND women
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder AND children

If you want to research historical documents on PTSD, try using the term "shell shock." While no longer used in medical or military discourse, shell shock was used to describe the PTSD like trauma World War I veterans experienced.