Effectiveness of trauma-focused treatment for patients with psychosis with and without the dissociative subtype of post-traumatic stress disorder

Description

This study presents secondary analyses of a recently published trial in which post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients with psychosis (n = 108) underwent 8 sessions of trauma-focused treatment, either prolonged exposure (PE) or eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. 24.1% fulfilled the criteria for the dissociative subtype, a newly introduced PTSD subtype in DSM-5. Treatment outcome was compared for patients with and without the dissociative subtype of PTSD. Patients with the dissociative subtype of PTSD showed large reductions in clinician-administered PTSD scale (CAPS) score, comparable with patients without the dissociative subtype of PTSD. It is concluded that even in a population with severe mental illness, patients with the dissociative subtype of PTSD do benefit from trauma-focused treatments without a pre-phase of emotion regulation skill training and should not be excluded from these treatments.

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Journal

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English

Author(s)

Agnes van Minnen
Paul A. J. M. de Bont
Mark van der Gaag
Ad de Jongh

Original Work Citation

van Minnen, A., de Bont, P. A. J. M., van der Gaag, M., & de Jongh, A. (2016, August). Effectiveness of trauma-focused treatment for patients with psychosis with and without the dissociative subtype of post-traumatic stress disorder. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 1–2. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.116.185579

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Citation

“Effectiveness of trauma-focused treatment for patients with psychosis with and without the dissociative subtype of post-traumatic stress disorder,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed June 14, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/23988.

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