Study: Certain PTSD therapies prove effective long after patients stop treatment

Study: Certain PTSD therapies prove effective long after patients stop treatment

Both civilians and military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reap long-term benefits from psychotherapies used for short-term treatment, according to a new study from Case Western Reserve University. The findings suggest effective and lasting approaches for symptoms of PTSD-a debilitating and typically chronic disorder that rarely diminishes spontaneously and is associated with significant distress, impairment and considerable economic costs. For U.S.-based military veterans alone, lost productivity, health-care and other costs are estimated to be in the billions of dollars, according to recent peer-reviewed research. The paper, published in the journal Clinical Psychology Review, was based on a meta-analysis of...

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