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Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments for PTSD: Barriers and Accomplishments

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) presents as a significant public health challenge because of its pervasive effects on mental health, physical health, and psychosocial problems. A recent review published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, evaluates the effectiveness of prolonged exposure (PE) and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for individuals with PTSD. Although studies indicate that these treatments are efficacious for various populations, many individuals with PTSD do not receive evidence-based…
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Older Veterans with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Helped by CBT

Medscape: According to a pilot study presented at the Anxiety Disorders Association of America 2009 Annual Conference, older veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related symptoms of depression and anxiety - which can persist for decades - may benefit from prolonged exposure therapy (a form of cognitive behavioral therapy). Twelve sessions included "in vivo experience, in which patients are exposed to fears out in the world, and imaginary…
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