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(p. 571) Psychosocial Treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 

(p. 571) Psychosocial Treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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(p. 571) Psychosocial Treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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Lisa M. Najavits

and Melissa L. Anderson

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199342211.003.0018
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date: 23 September 2020

Treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) work better than treatment as usual; average effect sizes are in the moderate to high range. A variety of treatments have been established as effective, with no one treatment having superiority. Both present-focused and past-focused treatment models work (neither consistently outperforms the other). Areas of future development include training, dissemination, client access to care, optimal delivery modes, and mechanisms of action. Methodological issues include improving research reporting, broadening study samples, and greater use of active comparison conditions.

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