Change in post-traumatic stress symptoms following psychosocial treatment for breast cancer.

@article{Levine2005ChangeIP,
  title={Change in post-traumatic stress symptoms following psychosocial treatment for breast cancer.},
  author={Ellen G. Levine and Janelle Eckhardt and Elisabeth Targ},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={618-35}
}
The diagnosis of cancer is a traumatic experience, which may result in post-traumatic stress symptoms, such as arousal, re-experiencing the diagnostic process and avoidance. Changes in post-traumatic symptoms were assessed in 181 women with breast cancer who participated in either a standard support group or complementary/alternative (CAM) oriented intervention. At baseline 26 women were classified as having significant PTSD symptoms. After the 12-week sessions, significant decreases in the… CONTINUE READING

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