Prolonged exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder: a review of evidence and dissemination

  title={Prolonged exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder: a review of evidence and dissemination},
  author={Carmen P. McLean and Edna B. Foa},
  journal={Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics},
  pages={1151 - 1163}
  • C. McLean, E. Foa
  • Published 1 August 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a highly prevalent, often chronic and disabling psychiatric disorder that is associated with significant adverse health and life consequences. Fortunately, there is compelling evidence that cognitive–behavioral therapies, notably exposure therapies, are effective in reducing PTSD symptomology relative to waiting list and active control conditions. Prolonged exposure is a specific exposure therapy program that is considered a first-line evidence-based… 

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