Giving patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) their preferred treatment improves adherence and symptoms.
Patients with PTSD should consider concurrent treatment with evidence-based psychotherapy to maximize their chances for meaningful improvement.
This research supports the use of mindfulness-based stress reduction as a treatment method for veterans with PTSD.
The authors argue that these findings suggest that reducing shame among veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder may reduce the risk for suicide.
Acting in the capacity of a surrogate decision maker can lead to emotional distress and poor health-related quality of life.
This initial evidence points toward sex differences among adolescents experiencing PTSD symptoms, both in network connectivity and symptom centrality.
Exposure Therapy Administered by Nonspecialty Healthcare Workers Effective in Treating Adolescent PTSD
Participants in the prolonged exposure therapy arm experienced greater improvements in PTSD symptom severity from baseline to post-treatment than those receiving supportive counseling.
World Trade Center-related PTSD is a risk factor for myocardial infarction and stroke among workers involved in cleaning up the debris.
Based on their findings, researchers noted the importance of follow-up assessment of suicide risk, even among soldiers with low PTSD symptoms at homecoming.
These data suggest that psychotherapy is underutilized as treatment in youths with PTSD, and that much of this population does not receive any form of care.
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