DECRYPT trial: study protocol for a phase II randomised controlled trial of cognitive therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in youth exposed to multiple traumatic stressors - Allen L, Ashford PA, Beeson E, Byford S, Chow J, Dalgleish T, Danese A, Finn J, Goodall B, Grainger L, Hammond M, Humphrey A, Mahoney-Davies G, Morant N, Shepstone L, Sims E, Smith P, Stallard P, Swanepoel A, Trickey D, Trigg K, Wilson J, Meiser-Stedman R.

BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a distressing and disabling condition that affects significant numbers of children and adolescents. Youth exposed to multiple traumas (eg, abuse, domestic violence) are at particular risk of developing P...
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ConclusionsThe results suggest that EC may only have an indirect effect on PTSD symptoms through negative PTC. Thus, decreasing negative PTC which are connected to centralized events might be a key element for PTSD treatment. Thereby, transforming the cognitions ’ valence to more positive and constructive forms could be crucial rather than mere decentralization. Although suppression effects limited causal inferences, they do not contradict the mediation and further indicate potential interactional terms and a transformation of EC.
Source: Cognitive Therapy and Research - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Internet-delivered CBT may reduce the severity of PTSD symptoms compared with wait-list or usual care, but the evidence is very uncertain, and iCBT may have little to no effect on improving PTSD symptoms compared with non-CBT interventions delivered online, but here as well the evidence is very uncertain.For adults with PTSD, iCBT may be cost-effective compared with usual care. We estimate that publicly funding iCBT in Ontario would result in additional costs of between $2.37 million and $2.43 million per year over the next 5 years.People with PTSD seem to generally find iCBT as an acceptable treatment option....
Source: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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