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Treating PTSD in Patients With Psychosis: A Within-Group Controlled Feasibility Study Examining the Efficacy and Safety of Evidence-Based PE and EMDR Protocols

Behavior Therapy, December 2013, Vol.44(4), pp.717-730 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Treating PTSD in Patients With Psychosis: A Within-Group Controlled Feasibility Study Examining the Efficacy and Safety of Evidence-Based PE and EMDR Protocols
  • Author: de Bont, Paul A.J.M ; van Minnen, Agnes ; de Jongh, Ad
  • Found In: Behavior Therapy, December 2013, Vol.44(4), pp.717-730 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Efficacy ; Emdr ; Prolonged Exposure ; Psychosis ; PTSD
  • Language: English
  • Description: The present study uses a within-group controlled design to examine the efficacy and safety of two psychological approaches to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 10 patients with a concurrent psychotic disorder. Patients were randomly assigned either to prolonged exposure (PE; = 5) or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR; = 5). Before, during, and after treatment, a total of 20 weekly assessments of PTSD symptoms, hallucinations, and delusions were carried out. Twelve weekly assessments of adverse events took place during the treatment phase. PTSD diagnosis, level of social functioning, psychosis-prone thinking, and general psychopathology were assessed pretreatment, posttreatment, and at three-month follow-up. Throughout the treatment, adverse events were monitored at each session. An intention-to-treat analysis of the 10 patients starting treatment showed that the PTSD treatment...
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0005-7894 ; E-ISSN: 1878-1888 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2013.07.002

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