Meta-analysis of the efficacy of treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder.

  title={Meta-analysis of the efficacy of treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Bradley V. Watts and Paula P Schnurr and L. Fern{\'a}ndez Mayo and Yinong Young-Xu and William B. Weeks and Matthew J. Friedman},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={74 6},
OBJECTIVE Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an important mental health issue in terms of the number of people affected and the morbidity and functional impairment associated with the disorder. The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of all treatments for PTSD. DATA SOURCES PubMed, MEDLINE, PILOTS, and PsycINFO databases were searched for randomized controlled clinical trials of any treatment for PTSD in adults published between January 1, 1980, and April 1, 2012, and… 

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