Examining potential contraindications for prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

@inproceedings{Verhagen2012ExaminingPC,
  title={Examining potential contraindications for prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD},
  author={M Verhagen and Melanie S. Harned and Lori A. Zoellner and Katherine L Mills},
  booktitle={European journal of psychotraumatology},
  year={2012}
}
Although prolonged exposure (PE) has received the most empirical support of any treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), clinicians are often hesitant to use PE due to beliefs that it is contraindicated for many patients with PTSD. This is especially true for PTSD patients with comorbid problems. Because PTSD has high rates of comorbidity, it is important to consider whether PE is indeed contraindicated for patients with various comorbid problems. Therefore, in this study, we… CONTINUE READING
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