Cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder: a review

@inproceedings{Kar2011CognitiveBT,
  title={Cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder: a review},
  author={Nilamadhab Kar},
  booktitle={Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric sequel to a stressful event or situation of an exceptionally threatening or catastrophic nature. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been used in the management of PTSD for many years. This paper reviews the effectiveness of CBT for the treatment of PTSD following various types of trauma, its potential to prevent PTSD, methods used in CBT, and reflects on the mechanisms of action of CBT in PTSD. METHODS Electronic databases… CONTINUE READING
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