Postttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a prevalent, debilitating psychiatric disorder. This study compares how well three different treatments reduce symptoms such as anxiety, avoidance, emotional numbness, mistrust, vivid memories of trauma, and sleep problems for individuals suffering from chronic PTSD. The three treatments are:
Participants will be randomly assigned (by computer program) to one of these three types of therapy and will receive individual weekly therapy sessions over a period of 14 weeks. Raters will measure each participant’s progress periodically during the 14 week treatment period. A follow-up assessment will be conducted three months after the final therapy session.
This study is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health allowing us to provide evaluations and therapy a