Programs for Trauma Survivors

Information on trauma and PTSD:

Information on the clinical trial:

Reactions to Stressful Events

Experiencing an extremely stressful event, such as an assault or car accident, can be emotionally painful. The suffering doesn’t stop when the trauma ends. Often, trauma survivors continue to have distressing thoughts and beliefs.

With this research study, we offer treatment for the anxiety, flashbacks, and depression that often follow a trauma.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Research shows that many trauma survivors develop symptoms of PTSD immediately after the trauma. Many continue to suffer chronic reactions three or more months later.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can develop after a person has experienced a traumatic event, such as:

 Some symptoms of PTSD include:

Clinical Trials

A clinical trial is a research study to answer specific questions about new therapies or new ways of using established treatments. Clinical trials are used to determine whether new drugs or treatments are both safe and effective. Most current drug therapies were initially developed in past clinical trials. When being considered for a Clinical Trial, the research staff will provide you with an informed consent document that includes the following details: why the research is being done, what will be done during the trial, what risks and benefits can be expected, availability of alternative treatments, contact information, confidentiality, and any costs.


Getting Help

To find out if you are eligible for our services, please call the program in your area. One of our staff will conduct a brief interview by phone. If you are not eligible for any of our services, we will provide free referrals to other sources.  

Contact Information and Directions for UW (Seattle, WA) 

UWCATS) University of Washington Center for Anxiety & Traumatic Stress  

The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress at the University of Washington is affiliated with the Department of Psychology. The program’s mission is to provide treatment services (medication or psychotherapy) to trauma survivors. As a research program for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we seek to offer the most innovative, empirically supported, and effective treatments for the disorder.                                                       

Tel: 206-685-3617                                          

Guthrie Annex II, 2nd Floor | Box 351525                 

University of Washington | Seattle, WA 98195    


Lori A. Zoellner, Ph.D.

Peter Roy-Byrne, M.D.

Joyce Bittinger, M.S.

Joshua McDavid, M.D.

Michele Bedard, M.S.

Jessica Chen, B.A.

Stephanie Pierce, B.A.

Jeff Jaeger, M.S.

Aileen Echiverri, B.S.





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Contact Information and Directions for Case Western Reserve
(Cleveland, OH)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment and Research Program
Case Western Reserve University



The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment and Research Program offers free evaluations, cognitive-behavioral treatment and/or medication to eligible men and women. This program is offered at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case School of Medicine. The purpose of this program is to provide treatment to men and women suffering with PTSD.  


Tel: 216-983-0836

Case Western Reserve University

Department of Psychiatry / Hanna Pavilion

11100 Euclid Avenue / Cleveland, Ohio 44106



Norah C. Feeny, Ph.D.

Sue Baab, R.N., M.S.N., C.S.

Matig Mavissakalian, M.D.

Edwin Shirley, Ph.D.

Nora McNamara, M.D.

Jeannie Duax

Eric Youngstrom, Ph.D.

Annamaria Aguirre

Lisa Stines, Ph.D.

Jennifer Fabritius



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