Psychosocial treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder

Description

This article provides a brief summary of theory underlying trauma-focused psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with emphasis on emotional processing theory and cognitive theory. Psychosocial approaches to the treatment of PTSD that have received the strongest empirical support are cognitive-behavioral interventions, including prolonged exposure therapy, cognitive therapy, and stress-inoculation training. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing has also received empirical support. Each of these treatment interventions is described and selected controlled studies supporting their efficacy are reviewed.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Elizabeth A. Hembree

Original Work Citation

Hembree, E. A. (2002, February). Psychosocial treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. Primary Psychiatry, 9(2), 49-53

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Citation

“Psychosocial treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed September 23, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16195.

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