A multidimensional meta-analysis of psychotherapy for PTSD.

  title={A multidimensional meta-analysis of psychotherapy for PTSD.},
  author={Rebekah G. Bradley and Jamelle Greene and Eric U Russ and Lissa Dutra and Drew Westen},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={162 2},
OBJECTIVE The authors present a multidimensional meta-analysis of studies published between 1980 and 2003 on psychotherapy for PTSD. METHOD Data on variables not previously meta-analyzed such as inclusion and exclusion criteria and rates, recovery and improvement rates, and follow-up data were examined. RESULTS Results suggest that psychotherapy for PTSD leads to a large initial improvement from baseline. More than half of patients who complete treatment with various forms of cognitive… 

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