Psychological therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder.

  title={Psychological therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder.},
  author={G. Adshead},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  • G. Adshead
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
  • BACKGROUND After exposure to traumatic stressors, a subgroup of survivors (20-30%) will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). AIMS Since the incidence and prevalence rates for PTSD in the community are significant, it is important that general practitioners and psychiatrists be familiar with possible therapeutic options. In this review we shall look at the published evidence about the effectiveness of psychological treatments for PTSD. METHOD The psychopathological mechanisms… CONTINUE READING
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