Biological and symptom changes in posttraumatic stress disorder treatment: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Rauch2015BiologicalAS,
  title={Biological and symptom changes in posttraumatic stress disorder treatment: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Sheila A M Rauch and Anthony P. King and James L. Abelson and Peter W Tuerk and Erin Smith and Barbara O. Rothbaum and Erin G Clifton and Andrew M Defever and Israel Liberzon},
  journal={Depression and anxiety},
  year={2015},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={204-12}
}
BACKGROUND Understanding cognitive and biological mechanisms of PTSD treatment can help refine treatments and increase rates of response. METHODS Thirty-six veterans with PTSD were randomly assigned to receive Prolonged exposure therapy (PE) or Present-Centered therapy (PCT). We examined symptoms, trauma-related cognitions, and two indices of HPA axis function (cortisol awakening response and cortisol response to a script-driven imagery task). RESULTS Thirty veterans started treatment and… CONTINUE READING
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