Long-term outcomes of trauma-focused treatment in psychosis

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We present 12-month follow-up results for a randomised controlled trial of prolonged exposure and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in 85 (78.8%) participants with psychotic disorder and comorbid post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Positive effects on clinician-rated PTSD, self-rated PTSD, depression, paranoid-referential thinking and remission from schizophrenia were maintained up to 12-month follow-up. Negative post-traumatic cognitions declined in prolonged exposure and were stable in EMDR. A significant decline in social functioning was found, whereas reductions in interference of PTSD symptoms with social functioning were maintained. These results support that current PTSD guidelines apply to individuals with psychosis. Declaration of interest M.v.d.G. and D.v.d.B. receive income for published books on psychotic disorders and for the training of postdoctoral professionals in the treatment of psychotic disorders. A.d.J. receives income for published books on EMDR therapy and for the training of postdoctoral professionals in this method. A.v.M. receives income for published book chapters on PTSD and for the training of postdoctoral professionals in prolonged exposure. C.d.R. receives income for the training of postdoctoral professionals in EMDR therapy..

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English

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David van den Berg
Paul A. J. M. de Bont
Berber M. van der Vleugel
Carlijn de Roos
Ad de Jongh
Agnes van Minnen
Mark van der Gaag

Original Work Citation

van den Berg, D., de Bont, P. A. J. M., van der Vleugel, B. M., de Roos, C., de Jongh, A., van Minnen, A., & van der Gaag, M. (2018, February). Long-term outcomes of trauma-focused treatment in psychosis. The British Journal Of Psychiatry, 1-3. doi:10.1192/bjp.2017.30

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“Long-term outcomes of trauma-focused treatment in psychosis,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed June 14, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25013.

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