Treatment of PTSD: a comparison of imaginal exposure with and without imagery rescripting.

@article{Arntz2007TreatmentOP,
  title={Treatment of PTSD: a comparison of imaginal exposure with and without imagery rescripting.},
  author={Arnoud Arntz and Meike Tiesema and Merel Kindt},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={345-70}
}
We tested whether the effectiveness of imaginal exposure (IE) treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was enhanced by combining IE with imagery rescripting (IE+IR). It was hypothesized that IE+IR would be more effective than IE by (1) providing more corrective information so that more trauma-related problems can be addressed, and (2) allowing patients to express emotions that they had been inhibiting, such as anger. In a controlled study 71 chronic PTSD patients were randomly… CONTINUE READING