Response to psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder: the role of pretreatment verbal memory performance.

@article{Nijdam2015ResponseTP,
  title={Response to psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder: the role of pretreatment verbal memory performance.},
  author={Mirjam J Nijdam and Giel-Jan de Vries and Berthold P. R. Gersons and Miranda Olff},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2015},
  volume={76 8},
  pages={e1023-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Neuropsychological studies have consistently demonstrated impaired verbal memory in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Trauma-focused treatment for PTSD is thought to rely on memory, but it is largely unknown whether treatment outcome is influenced by memory performance. The aim of the study, therefore, was to examine the relationship between verbal memory performance and treatment response to trauma-focused psychotherapy. METHOD Participants were referred to our outpatient… CONTINUE READING
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