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(p. 73) Posttraumatic Stress 

(p. 73) Posttraumatic Stress
(p. 73) Posttraumatic Stress

John C. Markowitz

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date: 05 May 2021

This chapter describes the adaptations of IPT for treating PTSD, the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for PTSD, and the research supporting the use of IPT as a non-exposure treatment for this disorder. This research includes a National Institute of Mental Health randomized trial conducted by the author comparing IPT to prolonged exposure therapy and to relaxation therapy, with quite positive results for IPT. Adaptation includes the importance of affective attunement to counter traumatic numbness. There follow three detailed case examples of IPT treatment of complicated grief, role dispute, and role transition associated with PTSD during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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