"The use of self-help resources is a growing trend among Americans. More than 80% of psychologists recommend specific self-help books to their clients, contributing to the estimated 2,000 self-help books published each year. However, an electronic literature search revealed few studies on the success of self-help treatments for people suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The purpose of this study was to obtain expert evaluations of self-help films and books on PTSD in order to guide both consumers and professionals in selecting meritorious resources. Two national samples of clinical and counseling psychologists rated 7 films and 28 self-help books on most highly valued films were The Accused and Fearless; the top rated books were Reclaiming Your Life After Rape, Rebuilding Shattered Lives, Trauma and Recovery, and The PTSD Workbook."