Researchers reaffirm prolonged exposure therapy as PTSD treatment

07/30/2013 | Healio

Prolonged exposure therapy was reaffirmed as a first-line treatment for PTSD after the largest study to date showed clinically significant reductions in PTSD among veterans who underwent the therapy, according to research published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. The research involved 1,931 veterans of recent and older conflicts, both male and female, and included those with combat and non-combat-related trauma. Participants received up to 15 treatment sessions, and the number of patients with PTSD at the end of the study decreased from 87.6% to 46.2%.

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