Resource activation for treating post-traumatic stress disorder, co-morbid symptoms and impaired functioning: A randomized controlled trial in Cambodia

Description

Resource-oriented trauma therapy combined with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (ROTATE) is utilized for treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), co-morbid symptoms and impaired functioning. ROTATE was conducted in Cambodia through Mekong Project I, a humanitarian program for trauma treatment in Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia. Eighty six out-patients with symptoms of PTSD participated in the study and were randomly selected to five sessions of ROTATE (n=53) or five weeks of no treatment/waiting list (n = 33). Results showed the symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression were significantly reduced compared with no treatment. In conclusion, ROTATE was efficacious in treating Cambodian patients with symptom of PTSD, emotional distress (anxiety, and depression), and impaired functioning. It is believed that this intervention which focuses on stabilization and strengthening resources would be efficacious for broader trauma treatment. ROTATE can easily be taught to local professionals and paraprofessionals to enhance mental health care for patients in need.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Sopheanith Phui

Original Work Citation

Phui, S. (2017, April). Resource activation for treating post-traumatic stress disorder, co-morbid symptoms and impaired functioning: A randomized controlled trial in Cambodia. In research symposium (Daeho Kim, Chair). Presentation at the 3rd EMDR Asia International Conference, Shanghai, China

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Citation

“Resource activation for treating post-traumatic stress disorder, co-morbid symptoms and impaired functioning: A randomized controlled trial in Cambodia,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed July 14, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/24410.

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