Jason C Deviva

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This study assessed rates of imaginal exposure therapy (ET) utilization and completion of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a clinical setting and examined variables associated with CBT completion. Using a clinical definition, the completion rate of CBT was markedly lower than rates reported in randomized trials.(More)
This study examined whether insomnia persisted after completion of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for PTSD and whether persistence of insomnia was associated with continuing nightmares, vigilance, depression, childhood abuse history, or having been traumatized in a sleep-related context. A retrospective analysis of posttreatment Clinician-Administered(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine patterns of comorbidity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social phobia (SP) and explore factors associated with the etiology and effect of this comorbidity. The sample consisted of 443 patients seeking treatment of PTSD, SP, or both. Of 240 patients with principal PTSD, 43% had comorbid SP, whereas only 7%(More)
This study explored relationships between insomnia (as measured by Item 13 of the Clinician-Administered PTSD [Posttraumatic Stress Disorder] Scale) and other PTSD symptoms, comorbidity, and measures of depression, worry, and panic in a mixed-trauma sample of 143 treatment-seeking civilians with PTSD (median age 39.4 years, 83% female, 96% White).(More)
Insomnia is one of the most common symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Evidence suggests that insomnia may persist for many PTSD patients after other symptoms have responded to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). The present article reports the effects of administering a five-session cognitive-behavioral insomnia treatment to 5 patients who(More)
Despite high levels of positive screening for mental health complaints, research indicates that veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) seek mental health care at low rates. The purpose of this study was to examine treatment utilization in 200 consecutive OEF/OIF referrals to a PTSD specialist for psychotherapy. This study also(More)
Combat veterans seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) tend to report high levels of psychopathology on self-report instruments. The purpose of the current archival study was to replicate research on the relationships among symptom exaggeration, attempts to obtain compensation, and treatment outcome on the Beck Depression Inventory, the(More)
Sleep disturbances are among the most commonly reported posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. It is essential to conduct a careful assessment of the presenting sleep disturbance to select the optimal available treatment. Cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBTs) are at least as effective as pharmacologic treatment in the short-term and more enduring in(More)
This exploratory study investigated the relationship between anxiety disorders, anxiety comorbidity, and eating disorder (ED) symptoms in clinical practice, and examined the naturalistic detection of ED when diagnoses were based on the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule (ADIS). Two hundred and fifty-seven female patients completed an ED questionnaire and(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Fear of sleep may play a significant role in sleep disturbances in individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This report describes a psychometric study of the Fear of Sleep Inventory (FoSI), which was developed to measure this construct. METHODS The psychometric properties of the FoSI were examined in a non-clinical sample of(More)